Research Support

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust supports participation in research related to our services. We work with the pharmaceutical industry, Universities, and NHS partner organisations, including the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network.

We have a team who can advise and support researchers, and make sure that research complies with any relevant laws and policies. We encourage you to contact us as early as possible to discuss your project. Contact the Research and Development Department on 01924 584027 or via email at

Details of each year's research activity and publications are published annually in the trust's Quality Account.

Recently Completed Research
Connected Health Cities: Data linkage of urgent care data YAS is one of the NHS organisations participating in this Northern Health Science Alliance funded study. This is sponsored by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
Yorkshire Health Study This is a long-term Yorkshire-wide University of Sheffield-sponsored health study aims to help build a fit and healthy Yorkshire.
Breathlessness Relief at Home (BREATHE) This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a paramedic-administered breathlessness crisis intervention for people with acute-on-chronic breathlessness compared with usual care
Pandemic Respiratory Infection Emergency System Triage (PRIEST The study, led by Professor Steve Goodacre from the University’s School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) and sponsored by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, aims to optimise how patients with coronavirus are assessed and treated by the emergency care system in the current pandemic

A mixed-methods study of female ambulance staff experiences of the menopause transition (CESSATION study). 


A qualitative study exploring the experiences of research paramedics working in the UK

Current Research

MATTS: Major Trauma Triage Tool Study This study aims to develop accurate, acceptable and usable pre-hospital triage tools for use in NHS trauma networks. This will effectively identify patients with the potential to benefit from major trauma centre (MTC) care and optimise over and under-triage
PACKMaN - For more information from Warwick Clinical Trials Unit, click here. A Study with the University of Warwick Clinical Trials Unit comparing Ketamine and Morphine as analgesia for traumatic injuries.
STRATUS A study with the University of Leeds looking at using Freestyle Libre devices to prevent Hypoglycaemic episodes in high-risk individuals living with Type 2 Diabetes.
Should I stay or Should I go? A study observing staff retention intention and the impacts of COVID19
Pre-Alerts - For more information from University of Sheffield, click here

In collaboration with University of Sheffield, this is a multi-package study, exploring the use of pre-hospital pre-alerts and their impact on patients, Ambulance Service and Emergency Department staff


The Experiences of Thriving at Work in Paramedics

 This is a PhD study that aims to look at how paramedics experience thriving at work, and factors that influence this. 

For the most up to date list of publications by Yorkshire Ambulance Service, please go to the Amber Repository.  

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COVID-19 related research

This patient notification contains information about the research study TRIM which is looking at how ambulance services responded to 999 calls for suspected COVID-19.

YAS Performance

Performance in initiating and delivering clinical research - national targets for research

The Government wishes to see a dramatic and sustained improvement in the performance of providers of NHS services in initiating and delivering clinical research with the aim to increase the number of patients who have the opportunity to participate in research. Here you will find our most recent quarterly reports to the Department of Health under the ‘Performance in initiating and delivering clinical research initiative’.

The Trust’s clinical trial performance is measured against two national benchmarks to improve the initiation and delivery of all clinical trials approved by the Trust.

  • Initiation – it should take no more than 70 days from receipt of valid research application to the recruitment of the first patient to the trial.
  • Delivery – for all commercial clinical trials hosted by the Trust, the agreed number of patients should be recruited within the agreed timescale.

The latest performance information for the Trust is available on the NIHR website.

For further information regarding this please contact the Research and Development Department on 01924 584027 or via email at