It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Dr Nick Foster. Nick was a long time member of the British Association for Immediate Care and a staunch volunteer immediate care doctor within the East Midlands, initially as part of the Rutland Accident Care Scheme and subsequently with its successor the East Midlands Immediate care Scheme (EMICS).
Nick, originally trained as a dentist and had a varied medical career training in maxillo-facial surgery before moving to anaesthetics and settling as a GP in the Kegworth area. He developed an interest in pre-hospital care which and in this capacity was first on scene at the 1988 Kegworth air crash. He served, in a voluntary capacity as a Medical Incident Officer for the East Midlands Ambulance Service prior to his retirement from pre-hospital care in 2017.
He was a recipient of the Laerdal Award from the British Association for Immediate Care and had been awarded the Queens Golden and Diamond Jubilee medals marking his role in voluntary pre-hospital care.
Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with his family, friends and colleagues at this sad time.