We are an international group of acute and emergency physicians, psychologists and clinical academics. Since 2014 we have been collaborating with the main goal to improve patient outcomes and experiences by focussing on identifying, monitoring and treating acute patients in the best possible setting and evaluating the quality of care by outcomes valued by patients.
Our key objectives are to identify research needs and evidence gaps aligning with our interests and focus and to contribute to safety and quality of care for the acute ill patient.
I am a neuropsychologist and researcher, and currently work as a PhD candidate at the department of Public and Occupational Health of Amsterdam UMC. My research is on quality and safety of acute healthcare for older patients, focused on patient-centred care and the preferences and needs of patients. Other research interests are PROMs and PREMs, shared decision making and value-based healthcare. I am a lecturer in multiple patient safety courses and a course on regulation and organisation of healthcare, at the VU university. Currently I am completing my university teaching qualification. Also, I am junior member of the Amsterdam Public Health - Quality of Care program council. I joined the Safer@Home group since the beginning of the GPS@Acute study in 2018.
Christian Nickel is an emergency physician at the Emergency Department of the University Hospital Basel, Switzerland. His main interest is disease presentation and risk stratification of (older) Emergency Department patients.
Chris Subbe is a Consultant Physician working in Acute, Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. He lectures at Bangor University. He has trained in the UK, Germany, France and the US and worked for Médecins Sans Frontières in Angola. His group has published the first peer reviewed paper on Early Warning Scores and his research focuses on practical ways to improve safety for patients at risk of catastrophic deterioration on general wards. This has involved interventional studies of novel monitoring solutions, exploration of artificial intelligence and development of quality metrics for hospital safety. He co-lead one of the demonstrator projects for the UK’s Future Hospital programme and is part of the Quality Improvement Faculty of the Royal College of Physicians. Chris have recently completed an Improvement Science Fellowship for The Health Foundation focusing on opportunities for patients to get involved in their own safety. He loves the outdoors on the Isle of Anglesey in the North of Wales.
Erika Frischknecht Christensen
Erika is professor and Head of CPER - Centre for Prehospital and Emergency Research, Department of Clinical Medicine, Aalborg University. Honorary Visiting Professor, Stavanger University. Chairman for the Danish Prehospital Quality Database. Specialist in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine. Previously: Medical Director of Prehospital EMS in Central Denmark Region, many years as clinical prehospital doctor. Fields of research: Prehospital emergency medicine with special interest in the frequent and overlooked EMS patients: Dyspnoea/respiratory diseases; unclear symptoms/nonspecific diagnoses; psychiatric comorbidity/mental problems; together with our old patients with co-and multimorbidity and our youngest, the children needing prehospital care.
Eva van den Ende
Eva is a medical doctor and PhD student at the VU University Medical Center in the Netherlands. She was one of the main coordinators of the INSOMNIA flash mob study; a nationwide, single-day, multi centre study, assessing sleep quantity and quality in patients during hospitalisation.
Internist acute medicine with research interest for the frail patients.
I am an acute physician in Ipswich at the East Coast of England. My interests are in clinical pharmacology, frailty and the interdependence of physical and mental health. I am founder of mentalhealthandmedicine.org and also am vice chair of AMGER, an assosciation of acute physicians in HEEoE, Englands largest postgraduate deanery and represent the Society of Acute Medicine at NCEPOD. I am very proud to have been a member of Safer@Home since its inception at SAMsterDAM 2014.
Jelmer is an internist specialized in acute medicine. He works at the Erasmus University Medical Center. He is the director of the acute medicine residency program, head of the section acute medicine of the department of Internal Medicine and secretary of the section Acute Medicine of the Dutch Society of Internal Medicine. In 2019 he successfully defended his PhD-thesis titled “Prediction of the severity of illness and outcomes in the emergency department”. His areas of interest in research are prediction models, determinants of illness and sepsis. He introduced the Flash Mob Research method in the Netherlands with a study on capillary refill time, and contributed to subsequent studies using this method.
John Kellett worked as a consultant physician at Nenagh Hospital, County Tipperary, Ireland from 1980 until his retirement in 2010. His main areas of research interests are medical decision making, acute medical care, prognostication, and prediction models. He is currently involved in a quality improvement project at Kitovu Hospital, Masaka, Uganda, and in several collaborative research projects on early warning scores and intelligent systems.
Mikkel Brabrand is a clinical professor in Emergency Medicine with a special interest in risk prediction and organizational aspects of emergency care.