PEMLA Research

The Paediatric Emergency Medicine Leicester Academic Group

PEMLA currently are involved in the following projects and grants:


"Refining Evaluation Methodologies for Interventions that Change Practice (REMIT)"

"Paediatric Observation Priority Score" (POPS)


East Midlands Health Innovation and Education Cluster (EM HIEC) Grant £43000 [for POPS]

College of Emergency Medicine Research Grant £5250 [For POPS]

NIHR Doctoral Fellowship award (Dr. Damian Roland) £307000 [For REMIT]

Da Vinci Health Technology award - Highly Commended Best Newcomer Category £3000 [For POPS]


Neill S, Jones C, Lakhanpaul M, Roland D and Thompson M. Parent's information seeking in acute childhood illness: what helps and what hinders decision making? Health Expectations 2014 [Epub ahead of print]

Neill S, Jones C, Lakhanpaul M, Roland D and Thompson M. Parents' help seeking behaviours during acute childhood illness at home: A contribution to explanatory theory. Journal of Child Health Care Online First doi: 10.1177/1367493514551309

Ardolino A, Cheung C, Lawrence T, Bouamra O, Lecky F, Berry K, Lyttle M, Roland D, Koralage N, Issa S, Chaudhary A, Maconcochie I. The accuracy of existing prehospital triage tools for injured children in England: an analysis using emergency department data Emerg Med J doi:10.1136

Davies FC, Clancy M. Surveying child patients in emergency care is possible. Emerg Med J. 2014 Apr;31(4):262

Jones C, Neill S, Lakhanpaul M, Roland D, Singlehurst-Mooney H and Thompson M Information needs of parents for acute childhood illness: determining ‘what, how, where and when’ of safety netting using qualitative exploration with parents and clinicians BMJ Open2014;4:e003874

Roland D, Jones C, Neill S, Thompson M and Lakhanpaul M. Safety netting in healthcare settings: what it means, and for whom? Arch Dis Child EducPract Ed. 2014 Apr;99(2):48-53

Jones CH, Neill S, Lakhanpaul M, Roland D, Singlehurst-Mooney H, Thompson M. The safety netting behaviour of first contact clinicians: a qualitative study. BMC FamPract. 2013 Sep 25;14(1):140

Roland D, Oliver A, Edwards E, Mason B and Powell C Use of paediatric early warning systems in Great Britain: has there been a change of practice in the last 7 years? Arch Dis Child Online First: 30 August 2013

Roland D, Shahzad MW, Davies F. The importance of currency in data trends. Arch Dis Child. 2013 Jul;98(7):568-9.

Davies FC, Cass H. A patient survey for emergency care designed by children, for children. Arch Dis Child. 2013 Apr;98(4):247

Roland D and Coats T. An Early Warning? Universal Risk Scoring in Emergency Medicine. Emerg Med J 2011;28:263

Vorwerk C, Manias K, Davies F, Coats T. Prediction of severe bacterial infection in children with an emergency department diagnosis of infection. Emerg Med J doi:10.1136

Roland D, Wahl H, Lakhanpaul M, Blackwell N, Davies F. British Medical Journal careers, Education by Video, 12 Feb 2011: 54-55

L Walton, F Davies. Nasal bleeding and non-accidental injury in an infant. Arch Dis Child 2010;95:53-54

Taylor C, Acheson J, Coats TJ. Nasal foreign bodies in children: Kissing it better. Emerg Med J. 2010: 27(9); 712-3

Roland D, Wahl H, Lakhanpaul M, Blackwell N and Davies F. Using audio-visual patient recordings to promote guideline adherence. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2010;143 (1) suppl 56-57

Management of suspected appendicitis in children. Acheson J, Banerjee J. Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed. 2010: 95(1); 9-13

Manias K, Davies F, Vorwerk C, Dasanijh G, Photiou A, Hydes P. Survey of neonatal resuscitation equipment in emergency departments in the UK. Emerg Med J 2010;27:739-741


Roland D and Davies F. Closer to Understanding SIDS. PEM Today May 2010.

Davies F. Recombinat Hyaluronidase-facilitated subcutaneous paediatric rehydration. PEM Today January 2010.

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