Publications and Reports of Studies

SECF members have produced leaflets explaining the work the group does and the findings of studies in which group members have been involved.  The leaflets need to be opened with a PDF program such as Adobe Reader.

SECF Flyer
The SECF flyer informs the public about how the group helps researchers.

SECF Lay Leaflet
The SECF Lay Leaflet looks at A & E, GP practices, Out of Hours GP Services, Walk-In Centres and other facilities used by patients. It highlights problems hospitals face regarding admissions through A & E departments, and whether some admissions are necessary.

Research into Decisions by Paramedics
This double-sided leaflet describes the main findings from a research study into the Ambulance Service, regarding the decisions paramedics make when attending 999 calls. Not all patients are taken to A & E, but paramedic decisions concerning patient safety were also examined.

The following list of reports illustrates studies in which various members of SECF have taken part. Some are concluded, others are on-going:

  • UWAIT: Waiting times in A & E study
  • NEECaP: Clinical and cost effectiveness of Emergency Care Practitioners
  • ESCAPE: Multi-centre trial of chest pain units in the NHS
  • NIAP: Evaluation of National Infarct Angioplasty Pilots
  • RATPAC: Trial – assessment of treatment using panel assay of cardiac markers
  • DAVROS: Development and validation of risk-adjusted outcomes for systems of emergency care
  • PAINTED1 and PAINTED2: Pandemic influenza triage in the ED
  • 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.