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New Centre for Research Excellence in Prehospital Emergency Care

October 27, 2016 | in News, Research

Ambulance Victoria is thrilled to be part of a Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in Prehospital Emergency Care established through a successful National Health and Medical Research Council (NHRMC) submission.

The CRE will build capacity in prehospital research in Australia through the conduct of collaborative research projects between academic researchers, clinicians and ambulance service. The overarching goal will be to strengthen the evidence base underpinning prehospital emergency care policy and practice, to ensure that ambulance patients receive ‘the right care, in the right place, at the right time’.

To commence in 2017, the CRE brings together ambulance services from three states – Ambulance Victoria, St John Western Australia and South Australian Ambulance Service – and three universities – Monash University, Curtin University and Flinders University.  It has been awarded $2,499,626 from the NHMRC over five years.

The CRE will generate new knowledge that will enable efficient and effective prehospital emergency care policy and practice. The CRE will facilitate and coordinate collaborative research projects and build capacity in emergency medical research in Australia. The aim of the CRE is to strengthen the evidence base on which ambulance services formulate policy and practices, and improve patient outcomes.

The CRE brings together leading researchers in prehospital emergency care and will be led by Professor Peter Cameron (Monash University).  Ambulance Victoria chief investigators include Professor Stephen Bernard and Associate Professor Karen Smith.

Results of the 2016 NHMRC grant application round are here: https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/grants-funding/outcomes-funding-rounds