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 […]

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 […]

LIVES responder helped to save her sons life

Today, Dawn Jones, mother of Max (25) from Tetney, Lincolnshire, shares her emotional memories of Max’s near death experience, and how a LIVES responder helped to save her sons life in LIVE’S latest video. You can watch her story here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oidHtbN2eGg This November and December, we are taking part in Localgiving; a scheme that helps […]

We have appointed our new Chairman

We are delighted to announce that following our AGM on Friday, we have appointed our new Chairman, Mr Tony Kemp MBE. Tony is a nurse based on the Kent/Sussex border and he has been involved in pre-hospital care both in the UK and internationally for 25 plus years. He teaches pre-hospital care and is a […]

Magpas medical team respond

Magpas Doctor Charlotte Haldane and Paramedic Ollie Robinson landed in King’s Lynn this morning (1st), via the Magpas Air Ambulance. They had been called to treat a man injured in a boating incident. The Magpas medical team assessed the man (in his teens) who had sustained abdominal and pelvic injuries. They provided him with advanced […]