John Horton embarks on BEARSycle Challenge

John Horton, a paramedic with Essex based, BASICS Essex Accident Rescue Service (BEARS) and a Trustee of BASICS is undertaking a tough three-day cycle challenge to celebrate 45 years of the voluntary immediate care schemes across the eastern region. The BEARSycle Challenge will see John use an elliptical bike as he travels 120 miles across […]

Speaker in the Spotlight: Les Gordon

Welcoming Les Gordon to our Speaker in the Spotlight series. As a consultant anesthetist for almost 40 years, Les is driven to improve the management of severe accidental hypothermia following the death of a colleague’s wife, in 2009. He has since published a number of papers on the subject, which includes ‘The Use of Intermittent […]

London Bridge Attacks

The tragic events of last evening on London Bridge and the surrounding areas follow rapidly after last weeks Manchester bombing and the Westminster attack of only a few weeks earlier. Once again amidst the terrible tragedy of mindless murder and injury we have witnessed incredible scenes of rescue and care from those in the immediate […]

Manchester Bombing Press Release

PRESS RELEASE: At approx. 23.00 last night, BASICS Doctor Theo Weston was called by NWAS to attend & assist with the emergency response to the dreadful events in Manchester last night; he and another NWAS Paramedic drove to the incident & helped out at the scene for several hours treating those injured in this tragedy, […]