Beep Doctors (BASICS) Cumbria is a charity, which brings emergency medical care to the patient. Whether that is on the roadside at the scene of a road traffic accident or in your home during a life-threatening emergency, our team of volunteer doctors are on call 24 hours 7 days a week to provide enhanced clinical care in medical emergencies.
During 2020 our team of dedicated doctors attended a total of 203 emergency callouts across Cumbria, from as far north as Longtown, to Egremont in the west, Millom in the south and up to Nenthead in the east.
Providing care and intervention previously only available once patient reaches hospital
Not funded by the NHS, BEEP Doctors (BASICS) Cumbria is run by volunteers and an unpaid team of BEEP Doctors
By donating or volunteering, your support helps to save lives in our local community
Paramedics are very well trained and able to deal with the vast majority of emergencies that they are called to; however, the BEEP Doctors have specialist training in enhanced pre-hospital emergency care and provide an extra level of medical intervention not normally available until the patient reaches hospital. This stabilises the patient much sooner than would otherwise be the case and therefore improves their chances of a better long-term outcome.
Our team of fourteen doctors now cover the whole of Cumbria from Workington in the west, up to the Scottish Borders and down to Kendal in the south. The BEEP Doctors attend most major incidents in the county, including road traffic collisions, farming accidents or other life-threatening medical emergencies. Over the years, the team have saved numerous lives and have become an integral part of the emergency services.
On the 31st May 2021, Jen Turnbull, from Southwaite near Carlisle was involved in a horse-riding accident at the Nord Vue Equestrian XC Course. One of our BEEP Doctors, Theo Weston was called to the scene where he cared for Jen. Theo called the Air Ambulance for assistance before Jen was taken to the RVI… Read more »
During the month of October our team of doctors were called out to a total of 20 call outs. There were 20 casualties, some with minor injuries who were treated at the scene or transported to hospital. Nine of the incidents were road traffic accidents, one of which sadly resulted in a fatality. There were… Read more »