During 2021 our team of dedicated doctors attended a total of 350 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.
Callouts in 2021
Number of RTC
Number of medical call outs
Number of Casualties
Number of volunteer hours related to call outs (3 per call out)
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. Originally based in Penrith, 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.
Our doctors are able to support the crews of land and air ambulance services with skills that give patients a better fighting chance when a serious accident happens. 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 are part of a nationwide network of pre hospital care charities.
Our BASICs trained doctors attend most major incidents in the county, including road traffic collisions, farming accidents or other life-threatening medical emergencies. The doctors are the backbone of the local charity that brings emergency pre hospital pre hospital expertise to you in your time of need! Over the years, the team have saved numerous lives and have become an integral part of the emergency services.
During April 2022, the BEEP Doctors charity attended 18 incidents across Cumbria. Allerdale – 4 (22%) Carlisle – 3 (16.5%) Eden – 7 (39%) Copeland – 3 (16.5%) South Lakeland – 1 (5.5%) It took six of our volunteer doctors over 25 hours to assist with these call outs, which ranged from 10 trauma incidents,… Read more »
During March 2022, the BEEP Doctors charity attended 21 incidents across Cumbria. Allerdale – 7 (37%) Carlisle – 1 (5%) Eden – 4 (21%) South Lakeland – 7 (37%) It took six of our volunteer doctors over 32 hours to assist with these call outs, which ranged from 10 trauma incidents, 1 medical, 2 cardiac… Read more »