BEEP (BASICS) Cumbria volunteer doctors
BEEP doctors

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

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 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.

BEEP Doctors
Callouts 357

Callouts in 2021

RTC 196

Number of RTC

Medical Callouts 161

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; 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.

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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 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.

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November 2021 Call-Outs

During the month of November, the team of 15 on-call doctors attended 11 call-outs across the county. They assisted 16 casualties including two people on bikes who had to be airlifted to hospital. Four road traffic accidents saw casualties treated at the scene and accompanied to hospital. One call-out was to patient who suffered a… Read more »


BEEP Doctors receive grant for over £80,000

The BEEP Doctors charity recently received a grant of £83,500 from the Mark Benevolent Fund, working for the province of Cumberland and Westmorland. The cheque was presented to the crew by the Freemasons of West Cumbria and has paid for some equipment that will help the volunteer doctors save even more lives across the county. … Read more »