The British Association for Immediate Care is a charity registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (number 1188273). Founded in 1977 as the British Association of Immediate Care Schemes (formally known as BASICS), it is governed by its Articles of Association supported by the by-laws of the Association. The trustees of the Association, elected by the membership, have the legal responsibility for the overall governance of the Association and meet as the Board of Directors. The three senior officers, elected from amongst the ranks of the trustees, serve as the senior leadership team.