Our Innovation Practice

The Institute of Pre-Hospital Care’s innovation practice, led by Dr. Gareth Davies, works closely with London’s Air Ambulance operations to devise safer, faster and more effective options for treating critically injured and ill patients in a pre-hospital environment. Innovation priorities are informed by London’s Air Ambulance case studies; current, peer-reviewed research; and in-hospital procedures with potential for effective adaption to a pre-hospital environment. All innovations are field-tested by London’s Air Ambulance.


The Institute’s innovation practice builds on a foundation of London’s Air Ambulance clinical “firsts,” including a procedure for safe pre-hospital thoracotomy.