Pete Gregory

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Recent reports of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change discuss the unequivocal contribution of ill-health and healthcare towards rising global temperatures and vice versa. The NHS has a...

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Acute heart failure (AHF) is characterised by new onset of heart failure or worsening heart failure presenting with cardiorespiratory symptoms. It is difficult to diagnose in the prehospital...

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Peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVCs) are invasive devices that are widely used by paramedics for the administration of intravenous (IV) therapy; however, adverse events including PIVC-associated...

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In recent years, the technology of performing point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has become increasingly accessible and has found increasing application in ambulances, helicopters, wilderness, and other...

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Data indicate that adult patients suffering from suspected seizures are often conveyed to the emergency department (ED) with no clinical need. In England, ambulance services respond to around 211 000...

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Everybody has an opinion on NHS 111, especially those working in ambulance services. Following piloting, the system was formally launched in 2014 to alleviate the burden on emergency departments and...

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UK heatwaves are becoming more frequent due to anthropogenic climate change. July 2023 was globally the hottest month on record, with the temperature exceeding the long-term average by 1.8°C, topping...

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The transition from student to qualified healthcare practitioner can be challenging, with previous studies identifying the initial transition phase as an especially emotionally turbulent time. It is...

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The History, Electrocardiogram (ECG), Age, Risk factors and Troponin (HEART) score is widely used in emergency departments to categorise risk in patients with chest pain that is suspicious for a...

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Prehospital acute pain management research in adults often focuses on analgesic administration: ‘what proportion of patients received an analgesic?’, ‘did a meaningful pain score reduction occur?’,...

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Many paramedics will have raised their eyebrows upon entering the scene of a cardiac arrest to find bystanders performing chest compressions while the patient is lying supine on a springy mattress....

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The practice of prehospital critical care teams has evolved rapidly over the last decade or more, but there remains only limited research to inform its practice..

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Unplanned out-of-hospital births occur in approximately 0.5% of all UK births. They are associated with unfavourable perinatal outcomes and increased mortality. It is estimated that the UK ambulance...

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Internationally, demand for emergency medical services (EMS) has changed, with increased activity often driven by patients with non-urgent medical conditions and those not requiring medical...