Our Research Practice

The Institute of Pre-Hospital Care’s research practice, led by Professor David Lockey, uses London’s Air Ambulance’s twenty-five years of patient data to study the effectiveness of pre-hospital medical interventions; and to address other topics of pressing concern to the international pre-hospital care community, including critical success factors in trauma system development; effective management of medical response to major incidents, such as terrorist attacks; and standards for data analysis and reporting, which facilitate cross-sector collaboration in research. All patient data is held and treated within NHS guidelines.


The practice will build on a foundation of work examining core pre-hospital care topics, which London’s Air Ambulance has published in the primary journals related to the sub-specialty, as well as in The Lancet and BMJ . Institute research is conducted by London’s Air Ambulance doctors, paramedics, research fellows and a Patient Development Sister. The Institute also works in partnership with The Norwegian Air Ambulance to facilitate alignment on research priorities across the international pre-hospital community.