Meet the Team
The critical care specialty supports the delivery of research to the most critically unwell patients, these patients are in intensive, high dependency or acute care settings. Research is delivered through engaging the existing research community and developing the local infrastructure to ensure the research is delivered in the area of patient need.
The critical care portfolio includes interventions to improve the outcomes from acute respiratory distress syndrome and sepsis, the long term implications of a critical illness and how to improve recovery outcomes, the mechanisms and management for brain injuries, guides for intensive care of common and complicated conditions and minimising the risks and morbidities associated with major surgery.
Research delivery manager
CRN North East and North Cumbria
Dr Tony Rostron
Critical care specialty group lead
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Anaesthesia, perioperative medicine and pain management, critical care, trauma and emergency, ophthalmology, ears, nose and throat, musculoskeletal, surgery and oral and dental
Dr Tony Rostron's research experience
I am an academic in critical care medicine in the Translational and Clinical Research Institute. As a practising clinician, I am an honorary consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine at Sunderland Royal Hospital, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust.
My research interest is understanding the innate immune response to critical illness. I qualified in medicine from the University of Cambridge. I initially embarked upon surgical training in the north east before training in anaesthetics and intensive care medicine.
How to get involved
Explore NIHR funding opportunities, which can benefit the NHS, social care and public health organisations.
Familiarise yourself with the Research Design Service
If you feel inspired to start your own research, visit the Research Design Service
Patient and public involvement and engagement
Encourage patients and their families to join patient and public involvement groups
Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre
Familiarise yourself with the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre, a national stakeholder which covers the audit of patient outcomes in adult and general critical care wards in England. In addition to audits, the reporting of clinical outcomes on a regular basis have enabled service evaluation, improvement and adoption of research.
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