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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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 »

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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 »

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Horse Riding Accident: Case study

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 »

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October 2021 Call-Outs

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 »

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BEEP Doctors get online

IT company, Logic Business Systems, have donated ten new iPads and IT solutions to the BEEP Doctors charity, as they move into a new headquarters in Penrith town centre. The BEEP Doctors moved into their new offices at Agriculture House in Penrith in the summer. The charity has grown considerably over the last 12 months… Read more »

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BEEP Doctors runners raise over £6000

After a year of being unable to get out and about and take part in any fundraising activities, the BEEP Doctors have been out in full force this summer raising money for our charity.  On Sunday, 13th September a team of twelve runners undertook the 13.1-mile Great North Run and raised over £6,000. Runners who… Read more »

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September Call-Outs

September has seen our Beep Doctors called out to 29 incidents in the county. Seventeen of these call-outs were to road traffic accidents. Please be mindful now the evenings are drawing in that you do need your lights on your vehicles & should also wear reflective clothing if on a bike, running or walking. We… Read more »

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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 »