Dr Jeff Keep
Dr Chris Lacy
Dr TJ Lasoye
Emergency Medicine (EM) is a priority area for the GMC and NIHR. We have a track record for excellent clinical training at acute care common stem (ACCS) and ST level and commitment to academic research in EM, Major Trauma, Anaesthetics and Critical Care (CC), evidenced by the development of a strong collaborative group, the ACET research team. This opportunity will allow us to expand our research team and our ability to engage with more portfolio studies. The research opportunities for this post are broad, including Major Trauma, Emergency Medicine, Acute Medicine and Critical Care Medicine.
Emergency Medicine research is interdisciplinary: to study injury or any illness that presents acutely, it is essential to have strong links between the ED and other specialties. King’s is one of few departments in the UK that has established its academic department on this principle. This approach means that research projects are designed, and portfolio studies applied for, in the knowledge that there is shared responsibility to recruit patients in the ED and with guaranteed success of continuation and completion of the study once the patient leaves the ED. We believe that this innovative approach to research will see us grow quickly across all areas of Injury and Emergency / Acute illness.
We are directly involved in joint portfolio studies, industry studies and develop our own studies. We are an expanding EM research team and well established compared to the majority of UK EDs. Last year, we published more than ten papers, ten oral & poster presentations at international conferences and were involved with three portfolio studies. This year, we will be involved in a further three portfolio studies and two industry studies: we expect to see that increase significantly.
The Academic Clinical Fellow (ACF) will join the King’s College Hospital ST training programme under King’s as South London EM Lead Provider. The ACF will rotate through three hospitals in the region and 25% of their time will be for research. The research component will take place within the ED at the Denmark Hill site of King’s College Hospital. This is a large, urban ED, a Major Trauma Centre, regional Cardiac Arrest Centre, a regional PAMI centre and a Hyperacute Stroke Centre.
Presently, we are developing research projects looking at Early Management of Sepsis, Novel Investigation of Type 2 Respiratory Failure, End of Life Care in the Emergency Setting, Measuring the Physiology (and Coagulation) of Early Major Trauma, and Penetrating Major Trauma and Its Prevention. We expect that the ACF will develop one of these fields or develop an area of their own interest with the team. In addition, the ACF will be part of the team that looks after the growing number of portfolio studies within the ACET research team.