Welcome to BASICS Scotland

Latest update – 10/06/21

We are now back to face to face delivery and have courses taking place throughout Scotland. To support social distancing and adhere to the current Scottish Government guidelines we have adapted our courses and have relevant Risk Assessments and Protocols in place.

This year’s courses have now been filled by people who had a course booked with us last year and who were on our waiting list.

We are working on our 2022 calendar of events and will be in a position to share these with you in the coming months. Please subscribe to our mailing list and find us on our Social Media channels where we will be sharing all our course news.


A list of contacts can be found below:

For all course enquiries / questions please either complete our online enquiry form or email

For any technical enquiries relating to our E-Learning portal / access to members and responders resources including the BASICS Scotland Responders App, please contact

For all other enquiries, please email

BASICS Scotland (British Association of Immediate Care) is a charity based in Perthshire. We specialise in promoting the provision of high quality pre-hospital emergency care to health professionals in Scotland. This includes our work with BASICS Responders across Scotland and providing traditional and innovative training in partnership with NES.

Face to Face Courses

We specialise in providing valuable intensive training programmes to health professionals throughout Scotland with the overall aim to raise the quality of pre-hospital immediate care.

We offer a range of face-to-face courses including: Pre-Hospital Emergency Care (PHEC), Pre-Hospital Paediatric Life Support (PHPLS), Core Skills – Trauma, Cardiac, Paediatric, Neo Natal Maternity & Multi Agency Working and Medical Student Training throughout Scotland

Our courses

A full list of courses can be viewed on the Upcoming courses page.


We offer web based courses that participants can manage in their own time. Weekly topics are delivered via a live stream, recorded and made available to course participants to view at the comfort of their own home.

These courses last 12 weeks and cover a range of topics in Adult and Paediatric emergency medicine.

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BASICS Scotland Members enjoy a whole host of benefits including discounts on our courses, access to training videos and clinical governance meetings and exclusive use of our BASICS Responders App as well as many other benefits. If you are a BASICS Scotland Responder and are yet to become a Member, our half-price introductory offer may interest you.

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BASICS Responders are rural GP’s, Nurses and Paramedics who have received additional training through BASICS Scotland. Each of our Responders is provided with equipment including a Sandpiper Bag and access to a defibrillator.

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The next BASICS Scotland Annual Conference & AGM will be taking place on the 4th and 5th September 2020 at the Macdonald Aviemore Hotel for the 3rd year running and there are plans for making it even bigger and better. You can visit our conference website to see the latest information as it is released.

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