Chairman’s blog, March 2020

  As we all know things have changed a lot since I posted my last blog. I know most of us, myself included, have been providing care to patients during the opening stages of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is new and unchartered territory for all us, both professionally and within the Association. We are all […]

The Immediate Care Conference, 2020

This year’s conference will be held on the 1st & 2nd October 2020 and returns to the four-star Chesford Grange Hotel, near Warwick. This is a fabulous venue that offers a great conference experience combined with easy access from all corners of the UK by road, rail and air. We will be announcing pricing and […]

Update on the Strategic Restructuring


The revised logo Following on from our last newsletter and the consultation regarding the introduction of a revised logo we were grateful to have received a number of comments by email, phone and by social media. Overall the response was strongly supportive of the revision although there was general agreement that the font would benefit […]

Grants & Bursaries

BASICS is pleased to offer a number of grants and bursaries. There are limited windows of opportunity to apply and the details with relevant links are provided below. In all cases the applicants must have been a member of BASICS for at least one-year. If you have any questions regarding the grants and bursaries please […]

News from the Office

Tony Kemp, previously chairman of BASICS, has joined the staff of the Association as it’s new Chief Officer. This follows the departure of Gary Scott who joined BASICS as an interim General manager to work with the trustees towards the delivery of the strategic plan. Gary was responsible for much of the preparatory work undertaken […]

A New Portfolio of Courses

Quite rightly BASICS Education has a long and well-established reputation for delivering high quality courses supporting the delivery of pre-hospital emergency care. Over the years our courses have evolved to include new therapies and practice with the emphasis on the PHEC (pre-hospital emergency care) course being the cornerstone of a practitioner’s training for their pre-hospital […]

Advanced Notice: Joint BASICS/EMJ Subscription

We offer a very significantly discounted subscription rate to the Emergency Medical journal (EMJ) and in the past have done this as an add-on to the BASICS subscription. Whilst we continue to offer the EMJ as a membership benefit via our online shop at the same excellent discount we will no longer be continuing the […]

Volvo Discounts

Volvo have a range of new vehicles and ex-demo vehicles available, at discount, to BASICS members and schemes. For those interested please contact Volvo’s special vehicles manager Jeanette Griggs on 07710112055 or by email at jeanette.griggs@volvocars.com. Current offers have include the S60 T5 (250hp petrol FWD) R Design Auto, priced from £21,230 excluding VAT and […]

The British Association for Immediate Care appoints new Chairman

Since 1977, national charity The British Association for Immediate Care has championed the development of pre-hospital care through research, education and professional support to professionals working within the field. The association’s presence is well known. It has over 900 members who vary in their day-to-day roles and responsibilities from paramedics and nurses to doctors and […]

County Air Ambulance HELP Appeal charity makes £250,000 donation to British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS)

3rd October 2019: Today, the County Air Ambulance HELP Appeal charity presented a cheque for a quarter of a million pounds to the British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS), an organisation made up of 900 medical volunteers organised into local and regional schemes who are on call 24/7 to support NHS Ambulance Services across the […]