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Professor Robert Crouch, OBE RN, PhD, FRCN, FRCEM (Hon)

Consultant Nurse & Honorary Professor – Emergency Care

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Professor Robert Crouch, OBE is Consultant Nurse and Honorary Professor – Emergency Care within Health Sciences at the University of Southampton. As a clinical academic he has an interest in clinically focused research, advanced practice development and innovative roles and technologies. Robert's academic interest lies in clinical decision making and his experience in developing clinical decision support software systems. Working within the Major Trauma Centre his current focus is around trauma related research.

Emergency Care is a challenging and rewarding specialty; there are numerous opportunities to develop our understanding of illness and injury and to improve services for patients and carers - I find this incredibly motivating.

Clinically Robert's work is within the Emergency Department as well as in the pre hospital setting with Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance as a HEMS Consultant Critical Care Practitioner.

He is a member of the Health Education England Emergency Medicine Workforce Implementation group and is leading the development of an England wide curriculum and credentialing process for Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACPs). Robert is also a member of the NHS England Clinical Reference Group for Major Trauma and he is Specialty Lead for the NIHR Wessex CLRN Injuries and Emergencies.

Editorial Boards:

International Emergency Nursing Editorial Board Reviewer Advisory Group of the Emergency Medicine Journal.

Editor: Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing.

Development of new advanced clinical academic roles in Emergency Care

Multi-methods research in Emergency Care

Research group

Health Work

Research project(s)

A study of sense-making strategies and help-seeking behaviours associated with the use and provision of urgent care services

Urgent care reform has led to the development of multiple services (e.g. out-of-hours, walk-in centres, NHS 111) designed to improve access and manage rising service demand. Policy has sought to influence patient behaviour and choice of service in this complex urgent care landscape. Guiding patients to ‘get the right advice in the right place, first time', reducing unnecessary emergency department attendances by providing more responsive urgent care services, and providing better support for people to self-care has increasingly been the focus of national and local health policy. However, effective service provision requires a much deeper understanding of the factors that influence patients’ help-seeking and choices.

Advanced Practice

Clinical Decision Making

Professor Robert Crouch, OBE
University of Southampton Health Sciences Building 67 Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

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