Grants worth over £177,000 made by the Association

On the 26 October 2020 the British Association for immediate Care announced grants worth over £177,000 to be shared across ten of its affiliated schemes. The grants, enabled by a donation from the HELP Appeal, provide for three new critical care vehicles as well as essential safety equipment benefitting more than 80 medical, paramedic and […]

Conference 2020

This year’s conference is planned for October 1st and 2nd in the West Midlands. It is hoped that the conference will go ahead, although currently active planning and sales have been suspended. Much depends on the current pandemic situation and the relaxing of social distancing as well as the appetite of healthcare professionals and others […]

Membership recognition

The British Association for Immediate Care has introduced a series of badges recognising an individual’s length of membership at the 10, 20, 30 and 40-year milestones.  Within this initial round of awards, 183 ten-year awards, 113 twenty-year awards, 36 thirty-year awards and 7 forty-year awards have been identified. Most members due to receive an award […]

Website revamp

Websites are very much the public face of any organisation. For the Association, the website is frequently the first point of contact for potential new members and for those looking for information. The website is a shop front for our courses, conference, and other services. Like any small organisation without a dedicated media team, the […]

Scheme newsletter launches

With the restructuring of the Association, the introduction of a dedicated regular newsletter to keep our affiliated schemes up to date with regulatory, financial, fundraising and other matters was planned. The current pandemic brought an urgency to provide specific information to our schemes, primarily regarding financial and fundraising matters. As of today three scheme newsletters […]

The WobbleLine

The British Association for Immediate Care has introduced a dedicated national helpline for pre-hospital care staff, volunteers and their families and friends to help them deal with the dilemmas arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. Utilising a dedicated 0300 number the line operates alongside WobbleMail which allows callers to leave a request for a callback at […]

Covid-19 Resources

The Covid-19 pandemic brings many challenges, not least is access to relevant and reliable information. Recognising the very significant amount of information flooding social media we have gathered together a repository of guidelines, papers and rapid reviews to support our members and others visiting the website. As the situation continues the information will be updated […]

Chairman’s blog, March 2020

  As we all know things have changed a lot since I posted my last blog. I know most of us, myself included, have been providing care to patients during the opening stages of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is new and unchartered territory for all us, both professionally and within the Association. We are all […]