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 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 […]

The WobbleLine

The British Association for Immediate Care has introduced a dedicated national helpline for pre-hospital care staff, volunteers and their families and friends to help them deal with the dilemmas arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. Utilising a dedicated 0300 number the line operates alongside WobbleMail which allows callers to leave a request for a callback at […]

Covid-19 Resources

The Covid-19 pandemic brings many challenges, not least is access to relevant and reliable information. Recognising the very significant amount of information flooding social media we have gathered together a repository of guidelines, papers and rapid reviews to support our members and others visiting the website. As the situation continues the information will be updated […]