Publications and Studies

Please see our page on the Clinical Research and Innovation Office site:

Due to COVID 19, we were unable to hold face to face meetings and produced a newsletter in lieu of our JUNE 2020 meeting, which can be downloaded here:

SECF recently celebrated our 10 year anniversary. An article was published in the Winter 2020 PPI Newsletter. You can download the pdf here:

You can also download the EMJ Online article about PPI co-authored by one of our founding members Enid Hirst:

Please see here for the NIHR UK Standards for Public Involvement:

NIHR Training and resources for Public Involvement in research can found here

Learning for Involvement

This list shows some of the studies in which members of SECF have taken part. Some have concluded, others are ongoing:

    • PAINTED1 and PAINTED2: Pandemic influenza triage in the ED (re-activated for the COVID-19 pandemic)
    • AHEAD: Monitoring anti-coagulated patients who suffer head injuries
    • BYPASS: Systematic review of clinical outcomes and cost effectiveness comparing a policy of triage and direct transfer to specialist centres with delivery to nearest hospital
    • EDIT: Evaluation of Doctors in Training
    • PhOEBE: Pre-hospital Outcomes for Evidence Based Evaluation
    • DECISION MAKING and safety in Emergency Care Transitions
    • EASy: Emergency Admissions Study
    • VAN: Variation in Rates of Non-conveyance of patients to an Emergency Departments
    • closED: impact of closing Emergency Departments
    • EDARA: Evaluating the Diversion of Alcohol-Related Attendance
    • DiPEP: Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism in Pregnancy
    • ACUTE: ambulance CPAP use in Acute Respiratory Failure
    • CLAHRC: Avoiding Attendance and Admissions  in Long Term Conditions
    • GAPSS: Guidelines and Pathways after a Suspected Seizure
    • IMPEDE: Improving Management of Pain in Emergency Departments.
  • DEUCE:  Drivers of Demand for Emergency and Urgent CarE services