Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts. We provide a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Sheffield, as well as specialist care for patients from further afield, including cancer, spinal cord injuries, renal and cardiothoracic services. In addition to community health services, the Trust comprises five of Yorkshire’s best known teaching hospitals.
The Trust has a history of high quality care, clinical excellence and innovation in medical research. The Trust has been awarded the title of ‘Hospital Trust of the Year’ in the Good Hospital Guide three times in five years and we are proud to be in the top 20% of NHS Trusts for patient satisfaction.
We strive to promote a culture of continuous quality improvement and encourage our staff to innovate and adopt ‘best practice’ in order to deliver the highest standard of care to our patients.
The Northern General Hospital is the home of the City’s Accident and Emergency department which is also now one of three Major Trauma Centres for the Yorkshire and Humber region. A number of specialist medical and surgical services are also located at the Northern General Hospital including cardiac, orthopaedics, burns, plastic surgery, spinal injuries and renal to name a few.
A state-of-the-art laboratories complex provides leading edge diagnostic services. The hospital also provides a wide range of specialist surgery such as orthopaedic, spinal cord, hand and kidney transplantation.
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals is home to the largest dental school in the region, a women’s hospital with a specialist neonatal intensive care unit and a world renowned Cancer hospital. The Trust has also recently integrated with the City’s NHS community services to support our work to provide care closer to home for patients and preventing admissions to hospital wherever possible.
We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement, including the development of one of the UK’s first Academic Health Sciences Networks.
Through our partnerships with the University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, other health and social care providers and industry we remain at the forefront of advancements in clinical services, teaching and research.
We have around 15,000 employees, making us one of the biggest employers locally. We aim to reflect the diversity of local communities and are proud of our new and existing partnerships with local people, patients, neighbouring NHS organisations, local authority and charitable bodies.
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will be involved in the measurement, analysis and evaluation of the product. They will be involved in performance testing of the new device in a cohort of patients presenting with chest pain to the Emergency Department and will be involved in usability testing by Emergency Department staff of the device in patients presenting with chest pain.
Prof. Steve Goodacre
Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Sheffield and Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield. He is a leading researcher in emergency care and has undertaken many national evaluations funded by the UK National Institute for Health Research, including the evaluation of the National Infarct Angioplasty Project, the RATPAC trial (Randomized Assessment of Triage using Point-of-Care Assay of Cardiac markers) and the ESCAPE trial (Effectiveness and Safety of Chest Pain Assessment to Prevent Emergency admissions).
Andy Irving (Study coordinator)
Andy is researcher at School of Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield and has a broad experience in Health Psychology and Drug/Alcohol misuse treatment.
Rachel Walker (Clinical Research Nurse)
Rachel is a Clinical Research Nurse and works for the Yorkshire and Humber: Clinical Research Network. She has been employed as a research nurse for 5 years and is also a NIHR GCP Facilitator.