To provide an overview of safety culture and patient safety issues in UK emergency departments
To determine if there are any significant differences between doctors and nurses’ perception of safety issues
The survey will be undertaken in approximately 15 emergency departments within the UK, both teaching and district general hospitals.
A research nurse at each study site will randomly select 110 participants to receive a paper copy and an electronic version of the questionnaire and participant information sheet. Participants will have an option of either completing the survey online or posting the paper questionnaire back to the lead study site using a per-paid envelope. A minimum 40% response rate is required but taking part in the study is voluntary.
Identification and characterization of the clinical toxicology of novel psychoactive substances (NPS) by laboratory analysis of biological samples from recreational drug users.
Identification of Novel Psychoactive Substances (IONA)
The Emergency Medicine Annotated Bioresource Consortium (EM-ABC): A pilot and feasability programme
Developing a bioresource for all emergency presentations
Prospective multicentre observational study conducted over one calendar month in 2019, with the aim of describing the epidemiology of non-trauma related headache in adults presenting to emergency departments including investigations, treatments and outcome.
This will include adult patients presenting to the ED with non-trauma-related headache as their primary complaint.