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 […]

Apply to become a BASICS Director / Trustee

The British Association for Immediate Care is recruiting, from amongst the full membership of BASICS, individuals to serve on the Board of Directors. These are voluntary positions,  however expenses will be reimbursed. If you have an interest in participating within the strategic management of the Association and can bring relevant skills and experience as described […]

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, […]