This area contains a range of resources and information for members and schemes, click on the different tabs to the left to access the various areas.

Guidance documents

Legacy documents remain current but originate prior to the 2020 restructuring.

NASMED/BASICS Guidance – A joint statement from BASICS & NASMED on behalf of AACE (2021)

Guidance on CQC registration for schemes – Guidance, 2011 (legacy document)

HMRC Form P87 – You can use this to claim tax relief on your membership fee.

Emergency Driving: BASICS Practitioners & The Law (legacy document)

Approved Practice Settings Guidance Relating to Pre-hospital Doctors – A joint statement from the Association, AASCE & the FPHC,RCSEd, Feb 2016 (legacy document)

The Oxford handbook of Pre-Hospital Care (@nd end, 2021) is available to all members as a non-downloadable, online reference. Simply click on the image for access (via a re-direction page).

Logo as a PDFThe Association’s logo is wholly owned by the British Association for Immediate Care (Ipswich, UK) and may only be used within the confines of the Bylaws of the Association by affiliated schemes and members.

Only clothing, badges and other accessories supplied by the Association or a duly authorised supplier may use the Association’s logo or title.

  • The Association’s logo and/or title should not be presented in any way that may suggest endorsement of a private or other company by the Association without prior written approval from the Board of Directors.
  • Affiliated Association schemes may authorise appropriate items displaying the Association logo for scheme members use.
  • At no time shall members use the Association’s logo and/or title in any form to suggest that in any way that they are endorsed by the Association for their role or scope of practice.
  • At no time shall members or schemes allow others to use the Association logo and/or title in any form to suggest that in any way that they are affiliated to or endorsed by the Association.
  • The Association’s logo shall not be used on any promotional material or certification in such a manner that it suggests scheme run courses are approved or endorsed by the Association.

A copy of the logo as a Vector Image is available by application, which should detail how the logo will be used.

Other Resources

Management of Dead Bodies

This was originally offered as a free download from SP Services. It is a useful guide to the kind of arrangements that need to be made to handle bodies after a major incident.

EMS for Extrication Rescue – The Team Approach

This package is designed for Microsoft Windows, when downloaded it will install the programme on to your computer. When you open it for the first time it will ask for an access code.

The access code is: EMS-Sb-08112006

Len says of this package:

Over my years as Firefighter and Director of ‘Interactive Workshops’ for cross-platform training, I have attended many vehicle crashes where people are trapped and are either dead or dying in the wreckage. When we hear of a person dying in a vehicle crash it is necessary to be aware that in the majority of cases they will be trapped in the wreckage (that is contained or pinned within the vehicle). Many of those that die could be saved by essential, early intervention and efficient Team performance.

It is my experience that on many occasions paramedics are hard pushed to administer to casualties, particularly within the compact car, vehicles on their sides and roofs.  Text and trauma books available to the medic fail to give any input on in-vehicle trauma management and give no information for dealing with casualties in the seated position or hanging up-side-down in the wreckage.

Vehicle entrapment rescue and in-vehicle trauma care requires an interactive training platform to develop and fine tune the Rescue Team’s skills.  Practical protocols for medical in-vehicle intervention and safe technical rescue evolutions brought together on centre stage and directed to consolidate the Team’s performance is the only way to guarantee effective and efficient rescue.

This eBook has been designed to share a platform of structured information on advanced methods of vehicle entrapment rescue for the Rescue Team.  The course it relates to is competency based and is specifically directed to incorporate an interactive forum.  The structured concept can be used in the teaching of appropriate extrication evolutions to facilitate best practise for in-vehicle invasive care procedures, patient packaging and removal for upright vehicles, vehicles on their side and on their roof.

BASICS does not unreservedly endorse the content of this programme which was developed by, and given pro bono by ResQMed. Pre-hospital Care is a continually evolving field, and within the programme are a few statements that may no longer be considered current practice. However, the vast majority of this package is highly relevant and we thank Len for his generosity in providing the new BASICS website with its first e-learning component.