All posts by Thomas Shanahan

Dr Thomas Shanahan (MBChB, BA, MA, PGCert) is an emergency medicine trainee in Manchester, NIHR academic clinical fellow and honorary clinical research fellow at the University of Manchester. He is an NIHR associate PI for the RECOVERY trial at Manchester Royal Infirmary and the Emergency Medicine Trainees Association (EMTA) representative on the RCEM research committee. Thomas has been an education associate with the General Medical Council for 7 years and was a founding member of the RCEM Special Interest Group in Public Health. His research interests are in health services research on major trauma, prehospital care and global emergency care. In a former life, he was an United Nations international civil servant working in New York, Africa and Asia-Pacific on gender-based violence prevention, peace building and national security policy development. Find him on Twitter @clifford0584.

EMTA Survey 2020: The good, the bad and the ugly

Co-authored with Dan Darbyshire (@dsdarbyshire) Training and practicing in emergency medicine has been hard the last 18 months. The 2020 EMTA survey tells us where things are not working and where things could be better

Emergency care research: top tips on how to get involved. St Emlyn’s

Coauthored with Edd Carlton (@EddCarlton) and Samantha Jones The COVID-19 pandemic has largely been a difficult time for us all. However, one positive has been the speed at which research has influenced clinical practice. Emergency

Can a prediction model improve major trauma triage? St Emlyn’s

Ed – Tom Shanahan (here in Virchester) recently published a paper on whether a Dutch prediction model is better at identifying major trauma patients than existing methods. The publication provoked an interesting debate on Twitter

azithromycin stemlyns covid-19

JC: Azithromycin in patients hospitalised with COVID-19

As we near the end of 2020, it is worth taking a moment to reflect on what a year it has been. At the beginning of the year we were first hearing about a respiratory