Taking place over two days The Pre-Hospital Care Conference is a must do event for those interested in as well as those involved in pre-hospital care.

Presented by the British Association for Immediate Care, the conference includes workshops, break-out groups and plenary sessions covering a range of topics to include:

  • Remote, rural & austere pre-hospital care
  • Palliative care
  • Exploring new ways of working & thinking.

There will also be a trade exhibition, a poster and photographic exhibition & competition, the poster exhibition is open and does not require submission of an abstract.

We are pleased to be able to provide a quiet space for nursing mums alongside an easy to access/exit reserved seating area in the plenary venue.

A range of booking options (prices below) are available and these include:

  • Group booking and online payment for up to 9-delegates.
  • Members discounts (including for members of the FPHC) for all conference and accommodation options.
  • Options for saving money with room share pricing deals
  • Special rates for students on a course leading to their primary GMC, NMC or HCPC registration and to those on a FREC5 course.
  • EARLY BIRD RATES are currently available offering reduced prices and a complimentary ticket to our annual dinner for those purchasing the full conference package including one nights accommodation.
  • Pre-conference overnight stay if required.
  • Partner/spouse rates available

The venue for this year’s conference is the beautiful Tortworth Court Hotel & Conference Centre in the midst of the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside yet just 5-minutes from junction 14 of the M5 and less than 30-minutes from all the mainline Bristol rail-stations and Bristol Airport.

Nestling in 30-acres of its own grounds and featuring in the Domesday Book, the estate was the ancestral seat of the Ducie family for 350 years. Following a multi-million pound restoration, the manor house now combines 21st-century style with a wealth of original features and fittings. Tortworth Court is a beautiful conference venue with plenty of amenities beyond the norm including a 30 acre estate with a Victorian arboretum that houses more than 300 plant and tree specimens alongside multiple spaces to relax and explore.

With ample free parking onsite, Tortworth Court has a free to use (for residents) gym and swimming pool. Also available, at additional cost payable against your room, is a range of specialist beauty treatments along with manicures and pedicures, facials and massages.

Getting to Tortworth Court by plane or train

Bristol is a major travel hub and offers rail and air links. The local railway station is. The closest mainline station is Bristol Parkway station and is roughly a 30 minute road journey although a more local station is Yate, located approximately 20 minutes away.

The Bristol Airport is a 40 minute drive from De Vere Tortworth Court via the M5.

Arriving by car, the best routes

For travel by car, use the following navigation coordinates 51.6298464, -2.4408838, and postcode (GL12 8HH) to find the hotel. Free parking is available on site.

From the North, leave the M5 at Junction 14. Follow the B4509 towards Wotton. On the B4509, go up the hill and take the first right into Tortworth road. After half a mile, the hotel is on the right hand side up a long drive.

From the South, leave M5 at junction 14, signposted to Dursley. At the T junction turn right onto the B4509 and follow directions above.

The final programme is in preparation and will be available on this page closer to the conference date.

Presented by the British Association for Immediate Care the conference includes workshops, break-out groups and plenary sessions covering a range of topics to include:

•Remote, rural & austere pre-hospital care
•Palliative care
•New ways of working & thinking

Many of you have a story to tell and if it involves pre-hospital care we want to hear it, or at least read it hence our open poster area at the conference. Even if its been exhibited/published somewhere before we’re happy for you to share it again.

We welcome posters on any pre-hospital related topics that can include:

  • A post presentation of your dissertation findings
  • Audit outcomes
  • A case study
  • Novel training and education approaches
  • Research
  • etc

Normal academic conventions should be followed so as to ensure appropriate confidentiality, ethical approval where required, referencing, a single point of contact etc. Particular care should be taken so as not to infringe any copyright on illustrations and pictures.

Prizes will be awarded to the best student poster and the best poster form the rest.

Abstract submission:

Whilst the poster session is open we do ask for an abstract ahead of the conference purely so that we can confirm the spread of interest and cater for the amount of poster space required. Please complete the attached form and return it to conference@basics.org.uk by no later than 4pm on the 26 August.

DOWNLOAD the abstract form

Requirements:

  1. Posters may be portrait or landscape;
  2. A1 size (594x841mm).
  3. One of the authors must be registered to attend the conference.

If you’ve captured something on film that encompasses any aspect of pre-hospital care then why not enter it into our photographic competition?

The competition is split into two themes and there will be prizes for the best picture in both categories:

  1. HEMS
  2. Non-HEMS

The pictures can encapsulate training, standby and at scene as well as fundraising and PR work. Each picture should be accompanied by a either a business card or similar sized note of the entrants name and if available any title to the picture.

Entry guidelines

  1. A4 size preferred;
  2. Portrait or landscape;
  3. Colour or black and white;
  4. The entrant must be the photographer and be attending the conference.

On registration simply mention that you have an entry for the photographic competition and the staff will assist.

I’m a nursing mum, can I attend?

Absolutely, there are quiet spaces available for feeding and changing and we want you to feel that you can come and enjoy the conference in a relaxed and welcoming way. If you contact us ahead of time at conference@basics.org.uk we’ll arrange for a seat near to an easy and accessible exit to be reserved for you so you can slip in and out as necessary (and we promise you won’t be pushed to the back).

I’m travelling by plane or train – where do I travel to?

The nearest major travel hub is Bristol which offers mainline rail and air links. The closest mainline station is Bristol Parkway which is roughly a 30 minute road journey although a more local station is Yate, located approximately 20 minutes away.

Bristol Airport is a 40 minute drive from De Vere Tortworth Court via the M5.

I’m coming by car, what’s the best route?

For travel by car, use the navigation coordinates 51.6298464, -2.4408838 or the postcode (GL12 8HH) to find the hotel. Free parking is available on site.

From the North, leave the M5 at Junction 14. Follow the B4509 towards Wotton. On the B4509, go up the hill and take the first right into Tortworth road. After half a mile, the hotel is on the right hand side up a long drive.

From the South, leave M5 at junction 14, signposted to Dursley. At the T junction turn right onto the B4509 and follow directions above.

Are there leisure facilities on-sit at Tortworth Court?

Yes, the hotel has swimming pool and gym facilities available to its guests free of charge. A spa offers a range of treatments by appointment booked from your room or at reception.

I’m planning on attending for the two days, do I have to stay at the Tortworth Court?

No, we appreciate people have different needs and preferences so please book whatever package suits you. We have negotiated a special price for accommodation that does make booking a fully conference package great value.

I’m going to enter a poster/photograph, do I have to attend?

In short – yes. We recognise that often posters have multiple authors and ask that at least one author attends both days of the conference.

I’m a member of the British Association for Immediate Care, do I need to prove it to get the discount?

If you sign in to the website using your username and password your status is registered automatically. If you have forgotten your log in details please contact Tia in the office and she will help you.

I’m a Faculty (FPHC) member, can I get a discount?

Yes, you are entitled to exactly the same discounted rates as our members. Simply provide your membership number when asked on the registration form and we will confirm your status with the FPHC.

I’m undertaking a post graduate course can I get the student discount?

No, if you already hold registration with the GMC, NMC or the HCPC the students price is not available to you. If you are on one of the registers but studying for entry to another (ie a paramedic studying medicine) then you can claim the student discount.

I’m a BASICS scheme responder but not a member of the British Association for Immediate Care, can I still get the members discount?

No, you must be a member of the Association or the FPHC to qualify for the discount.

Dr Lauren Weekes

  • Consultant anaesthetist | BASICS Devon | HEMS

Dr Steve Rowe;

  • Consultant anaesthetist | BASICS EMICS | HEMS & mountain rescue

Dr Clare Bosanko;

  • Consultant in Emergency Medicine | BASICS Devon | HEMS | Ships Medical Officer

Dr Fionna Lowe

  • Consultant in Emergency Medicine | BASICS Devon | HEMS

Dr Si Fairclough

  • Military General Practitioner | BASICS Devon & the West Midlands Care Team

Dr James Seddon:

  • General Practitioner | BASICS SAVES

Josh Barker

  • Critical Care Paramedic HEMS

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