General Manager Experiences Life on the Frontline with NARS

BASICS General Manager, Gary Scott, recently joined immediate response charity Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (NARS) on a shift, experiencing life as one of the volunteers attending to serious incidents and medical emergencies in the local area. NARS is a Norfolk based scheme run by doctors and paramedics who volunteer their time to enhance the level […]

NARS Featured in the Eastern Daily Press

The Norfolk Accident Rescue Service [NARS] has been featured in the Eastern Daily Press where their ‘stealth service’ has been recognised and celebrated for aiding the region over the course of almost 50 years. The NARS Team spoke to the paper, explaining more about their scheme and the dedicated group of paramedics, doctors and other […]

I want to be a BASICS Responder, but . . .

One of the commonest ‘grumbles’ we read and hear is that members of BASICS are not able to become responders for their local BASICS Scheme. If this is you, or you are hoping to become a BASICS responder, please read on: First and foremost, being a member of BASICS does not equate to going on […]

John Horton embarks on BEARSycle Challenge

John Horton, a paramedic with Essex based, BASICS Essex Accident Rescue Service (BEARS) and a Trustee of BASICS is undertaking a tough three-day cycle challenge to celebrate 45 years of the voluntary immediate care schemes across the eastern region. The BEARSycle Challenge will see John use an elliptical bike as he travels 120 miles across […]

Trustee Vacancy Announced By Thames Valley Air Ambulance

Thames Valley Air Ambulance (TVAA), which provides emergency medical care for people who live, work and travel in Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, is looking to appoint a new Trustee to work with the current board and be responsible for the oversight of clinical governance arrangements. The perfect candidate would be a registered clinician, particularly a […]

BASICS Appoints New General Manager To Drive Charity Change

The UK’s leading pre-hospital care charity, the British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS) is excited to announce the appointment of new General Manager, Gary Scott.   Founded in 1977, BASICS has been a highly respected authority on immediate care for the past 40 years, supporting pre-hospital care across the UK through education, membership services and the operation of voluntary immediate care […]

Top 5 Benefits of BASICS Training

BASICS offers a variety of courses that provide training on all aspects of emergency care in the pre-hospital setting, including medical, obstetric and paediatrics as well as trauma emergencies and mass-casualty incident management. The ‘starter’ course, the Pre-Hospital Care Certificate (PHECC), is available for doctors, registered nurses, paramedics and other healthcare professionals. All participants who […]