Severe Chest Injury Research Involvement Opportunity

We are looking for members of the public to help us improve the care we provide to adults attending the Emergency Department in people who have suffered a collapsed lung following:

  • a severe chest injury after a fall,
  • suffered multiple injuries following a major accident
  • have been a victim of knife crime.

Why we need you

We want to explore whether a collapsed lung due to a severe/major injury can be safely and effectively treated without immediately inserting a drain tube into the chest.  
Our previous research suggests that more patients with a collapsed lung could be safely treated without a chest drain, but clinicians are often unsure about which approach will work best.

How you can help

  • We would like you to meet with us via Teams/Zoom or similar for an initial talk about the research study and why we feel it is important to carry out this research.
  • We would like you to help us to ensure that the patient information we give to our research participants is easily understood.
  • Share your experience of receiving a chest drain after a major injury.

If you would like to be involved, please email:
Associate Professor, Royal College of Emergency Medicine

Communication & Patient & Public Involvement Manager (Research)


Contact Research & Innovation

Research & Innovation
North Bristol NHS Trust
Floor 3, Learning & Research Centre
Southmead Hospital
Bristol, BS10 5NB

Telephone: 0117 4149330