DREEAM is not just a department - it's a way of thinking
DREEAM (Department of Research and Education in Emergency Medicine, Acute Medicine and Major Trauma) is part of the Emergency Department (ED) at the Queens Medical Centre (QMC), Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, the East Midlands’ regional centre for emergency and major trauma care.
Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) is one of the biggest and busiest in Europe. We see around 500 patients each day and are dedicated to delivering the highest quality care to all our patients.
DREEAM began as a standalone research team embedded within ED in 2004. We have since created a world class teaching and research facility with an inter-professional focus to better support our colleagues working on the frontline. Being co-located with our colleagues helps us recruit patients for research trials and easily provide ongoing education and training for our large multi-professional workforce.
Our team is led by Professor Frank Coffey, Head of Service in the Emergency Department. His vision is to incorporate research into education and ultimately into clinical practice. By promoting and enabling inter-professional development we create teams that work together effectively to optimise emergency and trauma patient care.
We have a reputation for delivering high quality educational programmes to healthcare professionals in the pre-hospital and hospital arenas. We also train healthcare practitioners in the wider community in schools, leisure facilities, prisons and the military amongst many others.
You can find out more about our current and past research projects including local, national and international studies. You can also discover more about our educational programmes and courses that we offer, including bespoke training which can be delivered within your own organisation.
Please contact us if you have any questions or wish to discuss your team’s training requirements.