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 (notably Dr. Anne Weaver, Lead Clinician; and Mr Graham Chalk, Lead Paramedic), 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.