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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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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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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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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 Doctors now cover the whole of Cumbria

We are excited to announce the induction of several new doctors, which means BEEP Doctors now cover the whole of Cumbria We now have 16 volunteer doctors on the BEEP team, coming from both general practice and emergency medicine backgrounds, who bring their knowledge and skills to complement Cumbria’s fantastic paramedic colleagues. The new additions… Read more »