Penrith BEEP Doctors: Cumbria's Volunteer Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Doctors
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Your support helps to save lives in our local community. Text BEEP to 70085 to donate £2 or BEEP to 70450 to donate £10

BEEP DOCTORS – Bringing skilled emergency doctors to the scene of the accident for over 25 years

Beep Doctors (BASICs) Cumbria, the small local charity near you in Cumbria. We bring 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 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.

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Callouts 394

Callouts in 2021

RTC 194

Number of RTC

Medical Callouts 88

Number of medical call outs

Casualties 507

Number of Casualties

Volunteer Hours 1071

Number of volunteer hours related to call outs (3 per call out)

BEEP Doctors

Providing care and intervention previously only available once patient reaches hospital

BEEP Trustees

Not funded by the NHS, BEEP Doctors (BASICs) Cumbria is run by volunteers and an unpaid team of BEEP Doctors

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By donating or volunteering, your support helps to save lives in our local community

Why do we need BEEP Doctors?

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.

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Serving the people of Cumbria

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.

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BEEP Doctors get new car fit thanks to Frontline Fleet

Beep Doctors would like to thank Frontline Fleet for their resent support in fitting out one of our doctors response cars. We use a mix of our own vehicles and marked cars. Ask any of our responders, and they all say the same – our biggest protection from injury at the scene of an accident is… Read more »


BEEP Doctors embark on Cycling Challenge

As if once wasn’t enough the BEEP Doctors Cycle Challenge is taking place again for the second year running! On Friday 29th July the team will set off from Penrith and cover the 260-mile journey around the county over four days, arriving back at BEEP Headquarters on Tuesday 3rd August. In 2021 six cyclists raised… Read more »