Welcome to BASICS

The British Association for Immediate Care has championed the development of pre-hospital emergency medicine since it was formed in 1977. Today we are forging strong working relationships with our colleagues in BASICS Scotland and the Faculty of Pre-hospital Care so that together we can provide the highest quality of medical knowledge and skill to those who need it most, and all at the accident scene, day or night, fair weather or foul. The members of this Charity blend in amongst the paid Emergency Services, working together as a team. Whether you wish to join, or merely learn more then read on.

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Full, Accredited BASICS responders are issued with a photo ID card. The validity of these cards can be checked using the button below.


Learn more about becoming a BASICS member, the benefits of BASICS membership and how you can become involved…


BASICS Schemes operate throughout the UK, providing extra medical expertise to patients at the scene of an incident. Find your local BASICS Scheme here…

Latest News

Show your support for John Horton, a paramedic with BASICS Essex Accident Rescue Service (BEARS), and a Trustee of BASICS, who is undertaking a tough three-day #BEARSycleChallenge to celebrate 45 years of the #voluntary #immediatecare schemes this weekend! justgiving.com/fundraising/be… pic.twitter.com/QC0HhB68Ao

BASICS Online Shop

Welcome to the BASICS shop. Here you can buy gifts, clothing, our BASICS publications and our courses. Click on the icons below to see the range of products. BASICS members can access discounts within the members area.