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Donate your Old Car to us

Did you know you can now donate your old car to Beep Doctors and help us stay available? The Give a Car programme is a social enterprise that aims to help you help your favourite charities. They reinsert all their profits back to the community, which allows them to keep recycling your old cars and… Read more »

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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 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 »

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Getting to know our Doctors

John Ferris has been a BEEP Doctor for nearly 5 years now and chatted about being part of the BEEP team over the festive period. I’m based in Keswick and cover an area north up to Silloth, west to Seascale, east to Penrith and the M6B Motorway, however we are occasionally called to incidents much… Read more »

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BEEP (BASICS Cumbria) receive donation

BEEP (BASICS) Cumbria has received a donation for £20,851.76 from the British Association for Immediate Care. The donation was made possible after the group successfully bid from an annual pot of £250,000, which is given to the British Association for Immediate Care every year by the County Air Ambulance HELP Appeal – the only charity… Read more »

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Seconds Matter – A Doctors Account

A report from Dr Amit Paik about life as a BEEP Doctor. When lives are at risk, seconds matter.   Research shows, the sooner sick patients can be provided with emergency care at the scene of an accident, the greater their chance of survival. We call this the “golden hour” in adults and even “platinum… Read more »

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Mountain Rescue: Case Study

Daniel Oakaby, 36 from Devon was on a rock climbing and camping holiday in August 2020 with friends in the Lake District when he was involved in an accident.  Working alongside Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team and the Police, the BEEP Doctors were called to help.  Our Dr John ferris was on the scene… Read more »

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We’ve Got A Little Bigger!

We’re excited to announce the induction of several new doctors to the BEEP team from across Cumbria. Coming from both general practice and emergency medicine backgrounds, they bring their knowledge and skills to complement our fantastic paramedic colleagues, in their own time, day or night. Our new additions will further bolster support for BEEP doctors… Read more »

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Farming Accident: Case Study

In May 2020, BEEP Doctor Theo Weston was called by Northwest Ambulance Service (NWAS) to a farm near Penrith to a farming accident where a farmer had seriously injured his right forearm. Unfortunately, he had accidentally slipped & put his right arm into a machine used for chopping up hay/straw/grass. This resulted in his forearm… Read more »

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Resolutions To Stick To

January is the start to a new year and can be the time to set new goals and make resolutions for the months ahead. However, making positive achievable goals and resolutions to stick to, is the direction to take for 2020. Now is the time to decide to make a difference. It may be in… Read more »