BASICS Members Discounts

There are a range of discounts available to you as a member of BASICS, these include our own courses & annual conference, vehicles, medical equipment & consumables and insurance services. Scroll down to see whats on offer or use the tabs on the left to explore each offer in detail, including the relevant discount codes and contacts.

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As information becomes available on this years conference it will be available here, via our monthly newsletter and on social media.

Emergency Medicine Journal (EMJ)

The EMJ is available to members at a very healthy discount.

Subscribe here

Electronic version £64.00 (normally £226.80)

Access the electronic EMJ here

Printed copy £95.00 (normally £414)

“The Emergency Medicine Journal (EMJ) is an international peer review journal covering pre-hospital and hospital emergency medicine, and critical care. The journal publishes original research, evidence-based reviews and commentaries on resuscitation, trauma, minor injuries, disaster preparedness and response, toxicology, acute medical and paediatric emergencies, diagnostic testing, teaching, clinical operations, decision making and reflections on clinical practice. The journal is aimed at doctors, nurses, paramedics and ambulance staff.”

West Craven provides specialist insurance packages for the Association’s members and schemes as well as every day insurance products, all at highly competitive prices.

For quotations and to discuss your needs contact West Craven Insurance by phone on 01282 817277 (and ask for Kimberley Chapman or Scott Clarkson) or contact them by email. Alternatively, visit their website for further information.

Blue Light Motor Insurance Policies

West Craven provide two blue light policies, one for affiliated schemes providing specialist RRVs as well as one for accredited individual members who use their own vehicle for scheme response purposes.

Both policies are highly competitive and have received universal positive feedback from members and schemes who have taken out a policy through west craven.

Scheme Public Liability and Personal Accident Cover

The Association has developed a specialist insurance package in collaboration with West Craven Insurance that combines public liability cover with personal accident cover.

Public Liability Insurance covers the Association’s members in the course of their voluntary work against the cost of settling or defending a claim for bodily injury or property damage from a member of the public:

  • £2 Million Cover
  • Accessories/Equipment covered at £10,000 per person on a All Risk Basis Legal
  • Expenses, £50,000 Cover

Personal Accident cover offers financial help for injuries arising from accidents when volunteering on behalf of the scheme

  • Death due to bodily Injury – £250,000
  • Loss of Limb &/or Loss Of sight in one or both eyes &/or Loss of Speech &/or Loss of hearing in both ears due to Bodily Injury – £250,000
  • Permanent Total Disablement due to Bodily Injury – £250,000
  • Temporary Total Disablement due to Bodily Injury
  • Benefit Period 52 weeks
  • Excess Period 7 days

A wide range of equipment, consumables and medical bags are available from the UK’s main suppliers.

Butterfly IQ

Butterfly IQ offers schemes and  members 25% off Butterfly Pro membership and accessories when purchasing an iQ+.

Use the code “UKBASICS” at their checkout for this discount to be automatically applied.


Laerdal provides affiliated schemes with a 12.5% discount off their catalogue prices.

When ordering please inform Laerdal that you are and affiliated scheme.

lateral is a global leader in the manufacture and supply of resuscitation and training equipment. Please note that for manikins, the discount offer is limited to some of the range and does not include their high-fidelity simulators.


Medtree provides schemes and members with a 10% discount off all of their catalogue prices.

Discount code: BASSCOT99

MedTree is a UK owned, worldwide distributor of medical and first aid products who is uniquely positioned with purchasing power and supplier relationships within the pre-hospital market to offer an unrivalled service to the EMS and public safety community. Manufacturers often look to MedTree as a key partner to help introduce new products into the EMS marketplace and with more than 18,000 products available sourced from over 300 manufacturers, many of which are available exclusively as the result of special vendor relationships, MedTree provide an unrivalled service that you can rely on for all your emergency medical needs.”


Prometheus Medical provides schemes and members with a 5% discount off all of their catalogue prices.

To get your discount: Provide your membership number when ordering.

“Prometheus is an award-winning designer, manufacturer and supplier of state-of-the-art medical equipment. Incorporating our extensive experience in pre-hospital care with first class design, sourcing, assessment and delivery, we provide the best medical supplies and latest equipment to suit the most demanding of medical situations.”

PAX Bags

PAX Bags provide a discount across their range of 8%. For schemes a sliding scale discount is available for 10 or more products.

For information and to order email Roger Norris at PAX directly.

“Whatever kind of challenge you have to face – with PAX backpacks you are fully prepared. Whether on water, on land or in the air – our versatile, flexible backpacks are perfectly suitable for your requirements and can be used anywhere. Carrying comfort is a guaranteed standard.”

SP Services

SP Services provides schemes and members with a 10% discount off all of their catalogue prices.

Discount code: BASICS10

“SP Services (UK) Ltd. is a global, leading supplier of Emergency, Medical, First Aid, Paramedic and Rescue Equipment, a one-stop-shop for everything you need in an emergency. Established in 1989, our continued success is driven by the ability to develop and deliver effective solutions, whilst maintaining an unrivalled level of customer support and technical advice. With over 30 years experience, our industry knowledge and expertise ensures that we can supply the correct emergency medical equipment and consumables on every occasion. From basic first aid kits and defibrillates to crisis response kits and ambulance equipment.”

Vehicle discounts from Nissan and Volvo


West Way Nissan, one of Nissan’s largest UK suppliers offers a comprehensive discount package for the Association’s members across a wide range of it’s new vehicles. With savings of up to £8000 on the Qashqai, West Way Nissan are able to take and fulfil orders from across the UK.


Volvo special operations vehicles are available to the Association’s members at preferential prices. This includes a range of covert equipped vehicles including ex-demonstrators. Contact their national manager Jeanette Griggs for vehicle pricing and availability (07710 112055)

Don’t forget to have a look at the vehicle insurance offers available to members from West Craven Insurance services Ltd

Protos Helmet

The Protos Helmet, supplied by Scottish company Outwear Ltd is an industry leading safety helmet that can be adapted through a range of accessories to your specification. These include inbuilt ear defenders (+/- comms inclusion), safety glasses (including prescription option) etc. Outwear offer affiliated schemes the following discounts:

  • 10% discount on the purchase of 10 Protos helmets or more (including accessories purchased with the helmets).
  • Postage at £5 + VAT per order.

For more information contact Andrew Hunter by email or phone 01576 490 100.

Please note:

The helmets are only available in batches of 10.