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

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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 »

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Donations received to kick off our campaign

We are delighted to have collected some donations recently from very kind organisations as part of our fundraising campaign.  We have received £400 from the Proven Family Trust, £500 from GMB Union, £1000 from the Finn Family Fund, £1000 from Cumbria Health on Call (CHoC), £1000 from the Souter Charitable Trust and £3000 from Age… Read more »

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BEEP Fundraising Ideas

Following the announcement of the planned roadmap to exit lockdown over the next few months, we are extremely excited to be able to plan events and resume our social fundraising activities. It has been difficult for all charities to fundraise during the past year, but we have appreciated the kindness and generosity from those who… Read more »

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Callouts in 2020

As we begin a new year, we always look back and analyse the previous twelve months. During 2020 our team of dedicated Doctors attended a total of 203 emergency callouts. These ranged across the width and breadth of our county. The BEEP Doctors were on hand to assist the paramedics at the scene and offer… Read more »

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BEEP Fundraising campaign

BEEP (Basics) Cumbria has launched a 2021 fundraising campaign.  With the addition of new volunteer doctors to the crew, BEEP Doctors need to raise money to provide vital equipment for them to use on call outs. Each doctor carries a basic amount of equipment, which they need to attend serious incidents across Cumbria. The more… Read more »