We are pleased to introduce the new Chief Executive of BASICS Scotland Lucy Aitchison. She is taking over the reins of the organisation from Prof. Colville Laird, who is retiring at Christmas. Lucy comes from a background of over 20-years work in charity leadership and management, the majority of which has been in health-related charities. Read More ...
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.
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), Hospital Major Incident Medical Management Systems (HMIMMS) and Major Incident Medical Management and Support (MIMMS).
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 when they want!
These courses last 9-10 weeks and cover a range of topics in Adult and Paediatric emergency medicine.
Our Remote Skills course allows participants in remote and rural areas to get hands-on skills training in pre-hospital emergency care from the comfort of their own office. We send out on the necessary training equipment in special pods and deliver the training through the use of webcams connected over the web.
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!
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.
The next BASICS Scotland Annual Conference & AGM will be taking place at the Macdonald Aviemore Hotel on the 6-7th September 2019.