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The CLAHRC and its host trust, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, have developed a new ‘researcher in residence’ (RiR) role at the EMU.

The RiR, Dr McKelvie, is a clinician (GP) themself, working in partnership with the multidisciplinary team at the frontline of EMU care delivery.

Alongside their clinical duties, with support from the CLAHRC, the RiR investigates clinical decision making in EMUs across three Oxfordshire sites, observing and interviewing clinicians at work and patients using a case study approach, to see the factors that influence their decision-making behaviours.

The information gained from this work will be used to improve training for doctors and nurses working in ambulatory care centres, such as the EMU.