Dr Nick Foster, EMICS

It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Dr Nick Foster. Nick was a long time member of the British Association for Immediate Care and a staunch volunteer immediate care doctor within the East Midlands, initially as part of the Rutland Accident Care Scheme and subsequently with its successor the […]

Members Grants and Bursaries Open for Applications

The pandemic scuppered all thoughts of applying for a members grant or students bursary. As a semblance of normality re-establishes itself we are re-running the 2020 round of applications.The members grants are open to applications from all members (full & associate), including those undertaking post-graduate education, whilst the bursaries are reserved for student members only. Full […]

Courses are back

Following the suspension of all of our courses due to the pandemic, we are pleased to announce that they are soon to resume. Starting in October, two PHEC courses relaunch our rebranded educational offering. There are currently six PHEC courses planned between now and the end of February with members receive a healthy £140 saving on non-members prices. […]


Accreditation was suspended in the latter stages of the restructuring and will be opening again in the near future for new applications as well as to those needing to re-accredit. The accreditation process was introduced as a means of providing an internal confirmation process for full members undertaking a response role, primarily within affiliated schemes. […]

Bylaws published

The bylaws are an important part of the overall governance of the Association. They provide the operational detail to Articles of Association to which the Board are held accountable by Companies House and the Charity Commission. Available on our website, the bylaws define our membership grades, accreditation and the processes for scheme accreditation alongside the […]

A further £32,000 of grants to schemes

Last autumn saw the HELP Appeal donating £250,000 to the Association. This allowed the British Association for Immediate Care to provide grants totalling just over £217,000 to seven of its affiliated schemes. At the beginning of June, the outstanding monies was distributed as a further round of grants to a further 6 schemes. All of […]

Chairman’s blog, May 2020

If you are a member you should be receiving the Chairman’s blog by email. If you haven’t seen it check your junk mailbox (search for emails from info@basics.org.uk) and if you cannot locate any email Nancy in the office to check that we have the correct contact details for you.   At one minute past […]

Conference 2020

This year’s conference is planned for October 1st and 2nd in the West Midlands. It is hoped that the conference will go ahead, although currently active planning and sales have been suspended. Much depends on the current pandemic situation and the relaxing of social distancing as well as the appetite of healthcare professionals and others […]

Courses during the pandemic

Our courses are a hugely popular part of our work and it is with regret that they have been suspended during the pandemic. This year was to have seen the introduction of an updated course portfolio starting with the all-new Immediate Care Course (ICC) over 5-days in late April. This was to have been followed […]

Membership recognition

The British Association for Immediate Care has introduced a series of badges recognising an individual’s length of membership at the 10, 20, 30 and 40-year milestones.  Within this initial round of awards, 183 ten-year awards, 113 twenty-year awards, 36 thirty-year awards and 7 forty-year awards have been identified. Most members due to receive an award […]

Website revamp

Websites are very much the public face of any organisation. For the Association, the website is frequently the first point of contact for potential new members and for those looking for information. The website is a shop front for our courses, conference, and other services. Like any small organisation without a dedicated media team, the […]

Scheme newsletter launches

With the restructuring of the Association, the introduction of a dedicated regular newsletter to keep our affiliated schemes up to date with regulatory, financial, fundraising and other matters was planned. The current pandemic brought an urgency to provide specific information to our schemes, primarily regarding financial and fundraising matters. As of today three scheme newsletters […]