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 […]

New Nissan Discount announced

We are pleased to announce a new discount offer for Nissan vehicles available to BASICS members.  Westway is the UK’s largest Nissan dealer group and now extends a discount for BASICS members. With 15 dealerships the offers provide an attractive option for those looking for a new car. Go to their dedicated BASICS webpage which […]

Update on the Strategic Restructuring


The revised logo Following on from our last newsletter and the consultation regarding the introduction of a revised logo we were grateful to have received a number of comments by email, phone and by social media. Overall the response was strongly supportive of the revision although there was general agreement that the font would benefit […]

Grants & Bursaries

BASICS is pleased to offer a number of grants and bursaries. There are limited windows of opportunity to apply and the details with relevant links are provided below. In all cases the applicants must have been a member of BASICS for at least one-year. If you have any questions regarding the grants and bursaries please […]

News from the Office

Tony Kemp, previously chairman of BASICS, has joined the staff of the Association as it’s new Chief Officer. This follows the departure of Gary Scott who joined BASICS as an interim General manager to work with the trustees towards the delivery of the strategic plan. Gary was responsible for much of the preparatory work undertaken […]

A New Portfolio of Courses

Quite rightly BASICS Education has a long and well-established reputation for delivering high quality courses supporting the delivery of pre-hospital emergency care. Over the years our courses have evolved to include new therapies and practice with the emphasis on the PHEC (pre-hospital emergency care) course being the cornerstone of a practitioner’s training for their pre-hospital […]

Advanced Notice: Joint BASICS/EMJ Subscription

We offer a very significantly discounted subscription rate to the Emergency Medical journal (EMJ) and in the past have done this as an add-on to the BASICS subscription. Whilst we continue to offer the EMJ as a membership benefit via our online shop at the same excellent discount we will no longer be continuing the […]

Volvo Discounts

Volvo have a range of new vehicles and ex-demo vehicles available, at discount, to BASICS members and schemes. For those interested please contact Volvo’s special vehicles manager Jeanette Griggs on 07710112055 or by email at jeanette.griggs@volvocars.com. Current offers have include the S60 T5 (250hp petrol FWD) R Design Auto, priced from £21,230 excluding VAT and […]

Celebrating the contribution of Dr Ken Easton OBE to the British Association for Immediate Care

Dr Ken Easton founded the British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS) back in 1977 and left behind a huge legacy that has developed from a small number of local schemes into a nationwide charity supporting and facilitating the practice of pre-hospital immediate care. Last year we were immensely proud to rename our Headquarters building in […]

Education and logo development

As we start 2020 I want to let you know about the new education packages we have been working on over the last year, an exciting opportunity to join our discounted Immediate Care course pilot and wanting to seek your feedback on our updated logo. Through the development of our key training programmes we have […]

Chairman’s blog – A time for reflection

When I became the new Chairman last month one of my key priorities was to improve the way we communicate with both our members and our schemes. It is an essential and of paramount strategic importance for me, especially as we are spread out across the country. With that thought in mind I am introducing […]

The British Association for Immediate Care appoints new Chairman

Since 1977, national charity The British Association for Immediate Care has championed the development of pre-hospital care through research, education and professional support to professionals working within the field. The association’s presence is well known. It has over 900 members who vary in their day-to-day roles and responsibilities from paramedics and nurses to doctors and […]