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Research in the E.D is continuously growing; allowing more and more patients to take part in different studies that ultimately improve patient outcomes.

The research recruitment team consists of our consultants, some of whom are Principle Investigators on trials within the department and also those that are multi-departmental and work across many areas within the hospital. We have a full-time research nurse as well as a part-time military research nurse who are involved in all of the ongoing studies. 

Due to all of our Consultants and Registrars being GCP (Good Clinical Practice) trained and the efficient and tireless team working from all nursing and medical staff within the department, the Emergency Department is able to constantly recruit into ongoing trials. This enables us to capture a wide range of patients to study and improve patient outcomes.

The Emergency Department at Queen Alexandra Hospital is one of the busiest in the UK treating in excess of 132,000 patients each year. The department assesses and treats patients with serious injuries or illnesses and life-threatening emergencies such as

  • Loss of consciousness;

  • Acute confused state and fits that are not stopping;

  • Persistent, severe chest pain;

  • Breathing difficulties;

  • Severe bleeding that cannot be stopped; and many, many more. 

The Emergency Departments Research Team is not about 1 or 2 people but the whole department. It is because of this constant willingness to achieve a better future for our patients that we all work so hard as a team, which allows us to recruit the number of patients that we do. We are above our target recruitment for many of the studies we are taking part in.

The department has a fantastic team of staff consisting of:

  • 14 Consultants;

  • 11 Registrars;

  • junior doctors; 

  • emergency nurse practitioners;

  • 146 members of nursing staff;

  • military nursing staff and nursing students;

  • radiographers;

  • Medical Manager;

  • medical secretaries;

  • receptionists, porters, cleaners and

  • volunteers  

If you require any further information regarding our ongoing studies or are involved in any of the studies within the emergency department, we would be delighted to hear from you on

02392 286000 extension 6678

or send an email to

denise.foord@porthosp.nhs.uk – Emergency Department Research Nurse.  

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Last updated - 29 October 2018
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