Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh & Honorary Consultant in Emergency Medicine
Gareth Clegg is a Senior Clinical Lecturer and Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh. Lead for the Resuscitation Research Group at the University of Edinburgh and co-founder of the Emergency Medicine Research Group.
Gareth trained in Emergency Medicine in South East Scotland and completed his PhD in acute lung injury and epithelial repair at the Centre for Inflammation Research in the Queen’s Medical Research Institute in Edinburgh. His group collaborate widely in order to tackle the system constraints determining the success of prehospital resuscitation.
RRG initiatives include the Resuscitation Rapid Response Unit (3RU) operating across the city of Edinburgh, examination of the interactions during emergency call handling, video analysis of team performance during OHCA and development of an optimal ICU post ROSC care bundle. The 3RU team were winners of the BMJ Emergency Team of the Year award 2014.
Gareth also serves as the chair for the Scottish Ambulance Service Research and Development Committee and their Clinical Advisory Group. He is currently working with the Scottish Government as a subject specialist helping to devise the national strategy for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest management.
 Clegg GR, Lyon RM, James S, Branigan HP, Bard EG, Egan GJ. Dispatch-assisted CPR: Where are the hold-ups during calls to emergency dispatchers? A preliminary analysis of caller–dispatcher interactions during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest using a novel call transcription technique. Resuscitation 2014;85:49–52.
 Mitchell K, Short S, Clegg G. THE SHOCKING TRUTH—TIME BETWEEN DEFIBRILLATION ATTEMPTS DURING PRE-HOSPITAL RESUSCITATION OF VF CARDIAC ARREST. Emergency Medicine Journal 2014;31:781–2.
 Lyon RM, Crookston C, Crawford A, Clegg GR. Bridging The Gap-Prehospital Video Analysis of an Autopulse Extrication System to Enable Quality Resuscitation Whilst Moving Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest Patients. vol. 128, 2013, pp. 2721–1.
 Clarke S, Lyon RM, Short S, Crookston C, Clegg GR. A specialist, second-tier response to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: setting up TOPCAT2. Emergency Medicine Journal 2013:emermed–2012.
 Lyon RM, Clarke S, Milligan D, Clegg GR. Resuscitation feedback and targeted education improves quality of pre-hospital resuscitation in Scotland. Resuscitation 2012;83:70–5.
“The First “First Responder”: Understanding bystander actions,
experience, and well-being in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest” £21,000 UKRC 2014
“Streaming video to augment decision support for SAS treating COPD and OHCA in Edinburgh” £48,900 CHSS 2014
“Introduction of paramedic led echo in life support (ELS) into the pre-hospital environment Prehospital Ultrasound” £19,700, UKRC 2014
“Optimisation of pre-hospital resuscitation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest using a novel method of resuscitation analysis to facilitate training and performance evaluation”
OHCA pre-hospital video £89,000, CHSS 2012
“TOPCAT2 OHCA response team” £8,500 CHSS 2011
This study will investigate how we can help treat patients suffering from shock by the targeted use of specific fluids and medications. Shock is an acute medical condition in which the organs and tissues of the body are not receiving an adequate flow of blood. It is associated with a fall in blood pressure, a build-up in waste products and can result in serious organ damage and even death. We hope to improve our ability to treat shock by evaluating fluid management from the blood samples of a group of healthy volunteers.
Calculating Osmotic Pressure in Healthy Patients
This study contributes to the work of Dr Frank Prior who is developing a tool to be used in the treatment of shock.
It is known that shock creates a set of internal conditions that affect vasculature and that these conditions can vary over time and are dependent on the type of shock. This tool reveals the condition of the vasculature and therefore informs which fluid and drugs are best advised for that patient at that time.
Calculating Osmotic Pressure in Healthy Patients (COPs)
While considerable efforts have been made to determine the best ways to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for persons suffering an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), and also to understand what the physical and psychological impact on the victim might be, very little is known about what actually occurs when a lay bystander is suddenly confronted by someone in cardiac arrest.
The First “First Responder”: Understanding bystander actions, experience, and well-being in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
Consultant in Emergency Medicine
Trainee in Emergency Medicine
Specialist Trainee Emergency Medicine Global Emergency Medicine (GEM)
Academic Foundation Doctor and Honorary Clinical Fellow
Lead Research Nurse
Honorary Research Fellow & Lecturer
Clinical Teaching Fellow
Senior Research Nurse
'First First Responder' Project Lead
Clinical Research Fellow, Trainee in Emergency Medicine
Director of EMERGE, Consultant, NRS Career Research Fellow & Honorary Reader in Emergency Medicine
OHCA Clinical Effectiveness Lead at the Scottish Ambulance Service
Consultant Paramedic & Health Foundation GenerationQ Fellow
29 Mar 2016 | Lisa MacInnes
THEY ALL DIE ANYWAY. WE SAID NO. WE SAID WE CAN BE BETTER. WE SAID SHIFT HAPPENS. TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN. JOIN US.Read more
17 Mar 2016 | Joel Symonds
For over 40 years, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has been recognised as a vital aspect of the treatment of cardiac arrest; originally seen as solely the premise of medical professionals, the concept of bystander or lay-rescuer CPR has increased in popularity and social visibility over recent years. Major national campaigns in the press, media and online have encouraged bystanders to attempt CPR in the event of witnessing an out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), and this process has been steadily and regularly simplified over the years, in an effort to make attempting lay-rescuer CPR less daunting.Read more