Founded in 1977 as the
British Association of Immediate Care Schemes
The name was changed in 1980 to the
British Association for Immediate Care
The definition of Immediate Care and the Aims and Objectives of BASICS were spelt out in the first constitution.
Immediate care is the provision of skilled medical help at the site of an accident or other medical emergency, or in transit.
Immediate Care Schemes, including hospital flying-squads and mobile resuscitation units,draw on a wide variety of different individuals and groups who have organised themselves to provide immediate medical care.
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The aims of BASICS are to foster co-operation between existing schemes; to encourage and aid the formation and extension of schemes in the United Kingdom; to strengthen and develop co-operation between all services in dealing with emergencies on any scale which may result in injury or risk to life; to encourage and assist research into all aspects of immediate care and accident prevention; to raise standards of immediate care and training in all those who undertake to practise the discipline; to produce a journal and other papers for the dissemination of information to members and other interested parties.
Our Roll of Honour - Obituaries of those key figures in our organisation who are no longer with us