Welcome to BASICS Scotland


With immediate effect, BASICS Scotland will be postponing all Face-to-Face education. This will be reviewed in line with Scottish Government and Health Protection Scotland recommendations on a regular basis. We will still be providing Tele-education courses and are currently working on other methods of providing remote and virtual learning.

We are still working from home but now have our phone lines set up so we are contactable through out main line number. For those of you who are booked onto one of our face to face courses, we will be in touch to let you know if the course you are due to attend has been cancelled and offer you a chance to request a refund or to let us know that you are happy for us to retain your booking to secure a place at a future course.

Unfortunately due to having to deal with the number of candidates we need to reschedule and a long waiting list, we are no longer processing any enquiries about our future courses until we have clarity on when our timetable will resume and are back to being fully operational.

We will be keeping everyone up to date through our mailing list and social media. If you are interesting in attending one of our future courses make sure you sign up to our mailing list (sign up form can be found on our websites home page) or/and follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

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), Hospital Major Incident Medical Management Systems (HMIMMS) and Major Incident Medical Management and Support (MIMMS).

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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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