Pandemic and COVID-19 studies (C-19)

Please find below our current  projects on pandemics and COVID-19:
Active projects

Ambulance (Emergency Medical Service) interventions in response to pandemics: a scoping review (EMS pandemic review) 2020-2021
Unfunded study. Key contact: Dr Ffion Curtis.
This a one year study led by University of Lincoln which aims to conduct a systematic scoping review of the literature on interventions, outcomes and experiences of the ambulance service response to pandemics.


Identifying and explaining clusters of acute physical and mental health conditions in the East Midlands of the UK and Ontario using ambulance call condition data: SatScan analysis and evaluation of health care system effectiveness (Emergency Medical Service Call Condition Cluster Study [EMSC3]) 2020-2022
Funded by University of Lincoln School of Geography, awarding £2000. Key contact: Dr Harriet Moore.
This is a three year collaborative study with the UK Canada Emergency calls Data analysis and GEospatial mapping (EDGE) Consortium, co-led by the University of Lincoln (CaHRU, LIIRH and School of Geography) with McMaster University, Ontario, Canada, and also including University of Leicester, East Midlands Ambulance Service and Niagara Emergency Medical Services which aims to investigate the epidemiology of 999 ambulance attendances for ambulatory care sensitive conditions in East Midlands, UK and Ontario, Canada.


What TRIage model is safest and most effective for the Management of 999 callers with suspected COVID-19? A linked outcome study (TRIM) 2020-2021
Funded by Medical Research Council (DHSC/UKRI COVID-19 Rapid Response Initiative) awarding £358,400. Key contact: Prof Niro Siriwardena.
This is a one year study led by Swansea University with Universities of Stirling, St George’s and Kingston (University of London), Lincoln with Welsh, East Midlands and East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust which aims to evaluate models used to triage and manage emergency ambulance service care for patients with COVID-19 who call 999 in England, Wales and Scotland.


Ambulance calls for Substance use and Alcohol in a Pandemic (ASAP) 2020-2021
Unfunded. Key contact: Prof Graham Law.
This is a one-year study which seeks to review published evidence on the effect of the pandemic on alcohol and substance misuse and investigate ambulance service attendance and transports at incidents involving alcohol and/or substance use over the period of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.