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Celebrating 30 years of Saving Lives: The Beep Doctors Charity

For three decades, the Beep Doctors Charity has been a beacon of hope and support for the people of Cumbria. Founded in April 1994 by Dr Theo Weston, our organisation has transformed from a modest operation centred around Penrith into a vital, Cumbria-wide service. Today, we proudly have 13 volunteer doctors, operating across the region… Read more »

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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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New emergency vehicle for BEEP Doctors thanks to £25,000 donation

A team of dedicated volunteer doctors which carries out life-saving work in Cumbria has been able to buy a third emergency response vehicle thanks to a donation of £25,000. BEEP Doctors (BASICS) Cumbria successfully bid for the money from a grant of £250,000, which is given to the British Association for Immediate Care every year… Read more »

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Cumbria BEEP Doctors founder honoured with lifetime achievement award

The founder of Cumbria’s BEEP Doctors charity has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award. Dr Theo Weston, who lives near Penrith, was recognised and awarded for launching the group 30 years ago and acting as its chair and an active responder since, as well as playing an active role with other emergency charities. The… Read more »

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Beep Doctors have received extra support from Sellafield

Beep Doctors have received extra support from Sellafield. BEEP Doctors (BASICS) Cumbria has a team of 12 volunteer doctors who work 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide enhanced emergency care and surgical procedures that are not normally possible until a patient reaches hospital. Last year Sellafield Ltd provided over £91,000 of… Read more »

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Amazing efforts for our Cumrbia Cycle ride

On Friday 18th August, a group of Doctors and friends & supporters set off from the BEEP Doctors Headquarters in Penrith on their annual around Cumbria sponsored cycle ride. The aim of the ride was to cycle around the Cumbrian border as closely as they can as this is the main area in which the… Read more »

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Announcing the BEEP Doctors Cycle Challenge, returning for its third consecutive year!

For the THIRD consecutive year, the BEEP Doctors Cycle Challenge is set to take place, as a group of enthusiastic cyclists prepares for a sponsored 260-mile ride around the picturesque landscapes of Cumbria. Their noble cause is to raise funds for the dedicated team of volunteer doctors who perform life-saving work in the region, under… Read more »

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BEEP Doctors incident report February 2022

During February 2022, the BEEP Doctors charity attended 17 incidents across Cumbria. Allerdale – 1 (6%) Carlisle – 3 (18%) Eden – 9 (53%) South Lakeland – 4 (24%) It took six of our volunteer doctors over 19 hours to assist with these call outs, which ranged from Trauma (i.e falls, fractures, head injuries) Medical… Read more »

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BEEP Doctors incident report January 2022

During January 2022, the BEEP Doctors charity attended 18 incidents across Cumbria. Allerdale – 10 (55%) Carlisle – 4 (22%) Eden – 3 (17%) Copeland – 1 (6%) It took six of our volunteer doctors 21 hours to assist with these call outs, which ranged from Trauma (i.e falls, fractures, head injuries) Medical (i.e cardiac… Read more »

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BEEP Doctors smash fundraising target & set new challenge

BEEP Doctors, a Cumbrian based charity, set themselves a huge target of raising £145,000 in 2021, which they are pleased to announce they smashed. In 2022 they have taken on an even bigger challenge of raising £250,000 to buy four new emergency vehicles, which can be used in all four corners of the county. It… Read more »