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

The BEEP Doctors are thrilled to announce that we have received the prestigious Kings Award For Voluntary Service. It is the highest award given to volunteer groups and is equivalent to an MBE. We are incredibly honoured to be among the recipients of this esteemed award and extend our sincere gratitude to everyone who has supported our charity.

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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 have a variety of skill levels and are on call 24 hours 7 days a week to provide extra clinical care & interventions in medical emergencies that is not within the scope of practice of normal paramedics.

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 317

Callouts in 2023

RTC 1019

Number of volunteer hours in 2023

Medical Callouts 335

Number of Casualties in 2023

Casualties 32

Number of call outs so far in 2024

Volunteer Hours 66

Number of volunteer hours so far in 2024




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Providing care and intervention previously only available once patient reaches hospital

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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 have a range of skill levels and 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 twelve volunteer doctors now cover the whole of Cumbria from Whitehaven 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 awarded the Kings Award For Voluntary Service

BEEP Doctors (BASICS Cumbria), a team of dedicated volunteer doctors which carries out life-saving work in Cumbria, has been awarded The King’s Award for Voluntary Service. It is the highest award a local voluntary group can receive in the United Kingdom and is equivalent to an MBE. “This is a massive honour and we are… Read more »

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BEEP Doctors incident report October 2023

During October 2023, the BEEP Doctors charity attended 26 incidents across Cumbria. Funded by 100% by donations To make a donation click here to find out more