2021 - BEEP Doctors Cumbria - Volunteer Emergency Doctors

Latest news, events and case studies highlighting our life saving work within the local community.

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August 2021 Call-Outs

This month our team of volunteer Doctors have attended 31 incidents across Cumbria. They have covered Penrith, Barrow-in-Furness, Keswick, Langwathby and various locations on the M6 and M74. Road traffic collisions attributed to 77% of the call-outs this month with falls and cardiac arrests being other incidents the team have treated. Casualties who rehire further… Read more »

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July 2021 Call-Outs

The month of July saw our team of Beep Doctors called out to 29 incidents across Cumbria. There were 16 road traffic collisions between vehicles of various sizes, from motorbikes to lorries, and pedestrians this month. Casualties were treated at the scene and taken to hospital, where required, by ambulance or helicopter. Two casualties fell… Read more »

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BEEP Doctors Brave The Heat To Raise £4,000.

The BEEP Doctors cycle team have hung up their helmets as they completed a 260-mile charity bicycle ride around Cumbria this weekend raising over £4,000 for equipment. Setting off from Penrith on Friday 16th July, the team endured the hottest weather this year as they completed their challenge.  This took them from the health centre… Read more »

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June 2021 Call-Outs

During the month of June, our BEEP Doctors attended 35 call-outs, which is down in number from the month of May. 77% of these incidents were road traffic collisions, either between cars, motorbikes and cars or pedestrians and cars. On occasions, these call-outs resulted in multiple patients and this month saw two such accidents with… Read more »

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BEEP Doctors unveil new emergency vehicle.

BEEP Doctors (BASICS) Cumbria, a charity based in Penrith, have launched a new emergency vehicle, which has been sponsored by Suffolk based Smarter Metering Services. The new emergency vehicle will be used to attend serious medical incidents across the county.  The volunteer doctors, who work for BEEP, currently use their own vehicles to attend call… Read more »

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May 2021 Call-Outs

The month of May has been busy for our BEEP Doctors team. This month has seen a rise in call-outs with 47 in total across the county. The majority of incidents our Doctors attend to are road traffic collisions. This month this was 50% of the emergencies they attended. Incidents included falls from roofs, falling… Read more »

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April 2021 Call-Outs

The month of April has seen our team of Doctors called out to 26 incidents across Cumbria. These ranged from a fall off of a roof to a rescue in water. As ever, the most common call-out is to a road traffic accident, of which there were 15 this month. The casualties were treated at… Read more »

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Meet Our Doctors – Dr Theo Weston

Dr Theo Weston has been a Doctor since 1982 & did his main training at Charing Cross Hospital Medical School in London. Dr Weston qualified as a GP in 1986. Medicine is very much in his blood as his Dad was a Surgeon & his Grandad was a GP, making him a third generation Doctor.… Read more »

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March 2021 Call-Outs

During the month of March, our BEEP Doctor team attended 42 emergency call-outs. 23 of these were road traffic accidents where they assisted to the casualties, who were subsequently taken to hospital by road or air. Other emergencies which the team were called to included falls, burns, garden accidents and suicide. Our team volunteer their… Read more »

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Case Study: Cardiac Arrest

Doug Davies, one of our BEEP Doctors based in the south of the county attended an incident on the 28th February at Sandside, near Milnthorpe. Doug was called to a post-cardiac arrest patient with severe hypoxic agitation. He had suffered a cardiac arrest at home after a Myocardial Infarction. He had been resuscitated by the… Read more »