Centre For Excellence

This is an incredibly exciting time at EHAAT as we deliver the vision of the Centre for Excellence, to create a world-leading community through which pre-hospital care is developed to achieve the best possible outcomes for all patients.

There are four pillars to the Centre for Excellence; Research and Scholarship, Innovation, Education and Training, and Community. These pillars will support the three clinical domains of cardiac arrest, head injury and patient experience and outcomes.

Achieving clinical excellence sits at the centre of our ambitions with patient experience and outcomes encompassing all activity. Through a targeted research strategy across all 3 domains, an active scholarship and academic programme, innovative means to train and educate ourselves, our partners and our wider community and disseminating and sharing good clinical practice we aim to change the face of pre-hospital care within the region and beyond.

Our people are our most important asset and, upon joining us, you will become part of a dynamic, fast growing organisation which is committed to being a safe and effective clinical care provider. We very much consider ourselves a family, and we hope that anyone who chooses to join us will feel as privileged as we do to work for such an amazing Charity.


Centre for Excellence – Mission
To develop a framework to improve the health outcomes from illness and injury by striving to reach the highest possible standards of pre-hospital clinical care through research, innovation and education. Furthermore, work collaboratively to share knowledge for the benefit of all.



The Four Pillars

Research and Scholarship Pillar
The Research and Scholarship pillar will further the academic outputs from EHAAT under a new, formal research strategy. Research will predominantly focus on the domains of “Head Injury”, “Cardiac Arrest” and “Patient Experience and Outcomes”. This pillar will also be central in developing a framework by which clinicians from all professional backgrounds can attain the highest levels of academic achievement.

Innovation Pillar
Innovation is an important part of the work of any Centre for Excellence. We will develop our innovation strategy as we make progress with the above pillars, and our domains. The operation of the innovation pillar will be closely dependent on progress within the other areas. We will innovate our education and research, and develop innovative strategies for our community pillar.

Community Pillar
Our Community pillar will operate within two linked sub-pillars:
We will ‘give back’ to our community by offering education to the people of Essex and Hertfordshire on how to assist in an emergency. Bespoke packages of training will be developed, including work on CPR, defibrillation, head injury and control of severe bleeding. With an increasing use of technology, we will develop a strategy to deliver mass education programmes using artificial intelligence and other methods.
We will explore how EHAAT interfaces with the wider medical community.

Education and Training Pillar
Education and Training will firstly embrace the ongoing needs of our own team. There will be a firm link with the Community strategy. Our own internal courses and events will form part of a strategic education plan. Based on the head injury and cardiac arrest domains we will develop short courses in the medium term that bring the wider medical community to EHAAT for their education. Conferences, reaching out to an international audience, will be aligned with our Centre for Excellence strategy. Furthering the academic education of our team by supporting them through master’s and PhD programmes, will enable us to sustain and evolve our Centre for Excellence plans for the future.


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