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About

The Emergency Department (ED) at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh is committed to providing highest quality evidence-based care to all patients attending the department.

With this aim, research activity (along with audit) is seen as integral to improving patient care, either directly when comparing treatments or indirectly when evaluating working processes.

At any one time, there will be several projects actively recruiting participants, ranging from grant funded large multicentre randomised trials to smaller observational studies undertaken as part of trainee development.

The Emergency Medicine Research Group Edinburgh (EMERGE) has been established with three related aims:

  • To support the individual researcher and project, in order to improve the quality of the research, audit or service improvement,
  • To co-ordinate the departmental research activity, in order to facilitate and optimise research and minimise disruption to normal clinical practice,
  • To raise the local and national profile of Emergency Medicine research.

These aims will be achieved by:

  • Providing researchers with guidance and information on research processes, from research idea to implementation,
  • Raising awareness of research amongst clinical staff, Ensuring training in Good Clinical Practice and other research related procedures,
  • Regularly reviewing impact of research activity and provision of up-dates on progress (meetings/newsletter),
  • Maintaining a Research Register to record & co-ordinate research activity.

Emerge World

EMERGE and the RRG currently manage, coordinate and implement over 50 projects, trials and studies that include commercial, non- commercial and academic, audit, service improvements projects, nurse-led research, student involvement, and educational and mentorship support.

Trauma
Toxicology
Acute
Medicine
Unit
Emergency
Medicine
Paeds
Medicine of
the Elderly
Stroke
Gastro-
enterology
Blood
Group
Cardiology
Critical
Care
Resuscitation
Research
Group
Emergency
Medicine

Our Partners

We work closely with a number of affiliates and partners on a project by project basis. The Resuscitation Research Group (RRG) was born of EMERGE and continues to work collaboratively in their efforts to improve OHCA. 6 organisations go beyond specific trials and are core to everything that we do.

We are truly grateful for their support