In 2004 the UK National Health Service (NHS) commissioned a strategic review of ambulance services in England. The review produced a report that outlined how ambulance services could be transformed from a service focused on providing emergency and urgent care by transporting patients to hospitals towards taking healthcare to the patient in the community . Our work on ambulances started in 2005 when the UK National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) commissioned a study of adverse incidents in ambulances to quantify anecdotal problems with the vehicles . It highlighted nine ‘Design Challenges' that helped achieve some industry standardisation . This work led to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded project ‘Smart Pods' . This two-year project brought together the Royal College of Art, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, and the Universities of Loughborough, West of...
Redesigning the UK Emergency Ambulance
Royal College of Art
Manuscript received March 15, 2013; final manuscript received April 26, 2013; published online July 3, 2013. Assoc. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.
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Matthews, E., Fusari, G., Muhammad, Y., Harrow, D., Stevens, P., Winsor, R., Benger, J., Dean, D., Darzi, L. A., and King, D. (July 3, 2013). "Redesigning the UK Emergency Ambulance." ASME. J. Med. Devices. September 2013; 7(3): 030933. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4024484
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