Dr Blair Graham

Dr Blair Graham

Lecturer in Urgent & Emergency Care

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)



  • Lecturer in Urgent and Emergency Care.
  • Admissions lead for BSc (Hons) Urgent and Emergency care (intercalated) and BSc (Hons) Critical Care (intercalated) programmes.
  • PhD Candidate exploring the development of patient reported measures for older adults in Emergency Care.


  • BSc (Hons) Emergency Care 2011
  • BMBS with Distinction. Universities of Plymouth and Exeter. 2012

Professional membership

  • Member of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine

Roles on external bodies

  • Trainee Representative, Research and Publications Committee, Royal College of Emergency Medicine.



Teaching interests

  • Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Care
  • Human Factors and Optimising Performance in Emergency Care
  • Qualitative Research in Emergency Care
  • Patient and Public Involvement in Emergency Care
Taught Modules

UEC608   Evidencing Professional Development in Urgent/ Emergency Care and Critical Care
UEC605    Developing Expertise in Clinical Practice
UEC607   Urgent and Emergency Care: Leadership and Innovation



Research interests

  • Development and evaluation of patient reported outcome and experience measures in Emergency Care. 
  • Staff well being in Emergency Care and use of 'need for recovery' as a metric for measuring sustainability.
  • Optimising undergraduate education in Acute & Emergency Care. 
  • Novel application of Capillary Refill Time measurements to detect critical illness.




Peer Review Publications

Graham B, Endacott R, Smith JE, Latour JM.‘They do not care how much you know until they know how much you care’: a qualitative meta-synthesis of patient experience in the emergency department. Emergency Medicine Journal 2019 Published Online First: 19 April 2019.

Yuen J, Graham B, Bullough R. Should all trainees rotate through the emergency department? RCS Bulletin 2017; 99; 7: 336- 340.

Graham B, Smith, JE. Understanding team, interpersonal and situational factors is essential for routine communication with patients in the emergency department: A scoping literature review and formation of the 'T.IP.S' conceptual framework. Communication in Health 2016; 9; 3.

Graham B, Smith JE, Enki D. Strengths and weaknesses in team communication processes in a UK emergency department setting: findings using the Communication Assessment Tool- Team. European Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017; 24; 6: e1-e5.

Graham B, Nutbeam T, Smith JE. Abdominal trauma sustained during cardipulmonary resuscitation may be detected by ultrasound. Trauma 2015; 18; 4: 283-286.

Dare O, Aspinall M, Ellis J, Graham B. There is scope to improve undergraduate resuscitation and first aid skills: findings from a survey of UK medical schools. Resuscitation 2015; 89: e3.

Allard J, Wyatt J, Bleakley A, Graham B. “Do you really need to ask me that now?”: a self-audit of interruptions to the ‘shop floor’ practice of a UK consultant emergency physician Emergency Medicine Journal 2012;29:872-876.

Internet Publications

Blog Articles

Govind O, Reynard C, Graham B, Cottey L. PPI in research: nothing to do with proton pump inhibitors or payment protection insurance. RCEM Learning. Published 07 April 2019. Available https://www.rcemlearning.co.uk/foamed/ Accessed 22 May 2019

Graham B, Cottey L. Current projects: TIRED. RCEM Learning. Published 28 Aug 2018. Available https://www.rcemlearning.co.uk/foamed/current-projects-tired/ Accessed 22 May 2019

Best Evidence Topic Reviews (BestBets)

Graham B, Mitchell L. Pre hospital administration of hydroxocobalamin in smoke inhalation. Best Evidence Topics [Online] 2nd November 2016. Available https://bestbets.org/bets/bet.php?id=2491