Event Medical Cover & First Aid Services 

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Whether you’re planning a small gathering or a large-scale event, our event medical cover and first aid services are customized to meet your specific needs. As a Care Quality Commission registered provider of professional ambulance services, event medical cover, and first aid services, we have the expertise and resources to effectively manage your event.

We offer services for one-off events, multiple dates and locations, and even nationwide or international support. Our team provides risk assessments and medical event managers who oversee your events both before and during the day. We also provide a full operational medical event plan and post-event reports for our clients, ensuring effective historical data tracing and allowing for future trend management and reporting to SAG/NHS/HSE.

In addition to onsite medical services, we can also provide enhanced care services such as Primary Care Surgeries, GP services, Wound Care Services and Pharmacy / Medicine Prescription Services.  

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What is First Aid and Event Medical Cover ?

Event medical cover is a crucial aspect of any large gathering, whether it be a music festival, sporting event, or conference. This service provides attendees with access to trained medical professionals and state-of-the-art equipment in case of any medical emergencies or minor injuries. Our experienced teams are equipped to handle a range of situations, from providing first aid to administering urgent care. Ensuring proper medical cover is in place is essential for the safety and well-being of all attendees.

Did you know that we also cover your Medical Management of Major Incident needs?

Our Major Incident capabilities are also a major advantage over our competitors – We have Incident Commanders available, and all staff are trained and kitted with mass casualty triage kits and treatment bags.  

Click here to find our more on our Major Incident Services

Contact us today for a free no obligation quote and to see how we can help manage your event medical needs.

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We can supply the following resources for your events:

  • Emergency Response Services
  • 4×4 Off-Road Emergency Response Services
  • Rapid Response Vehicle Services
  • Motorbike and Cycle Responders
  • Emergency Ambulance provisions and Critical Transport Services
  • Static Medical Posts with Medical Response Teams – (Staff who are experienced in large scale public events)
  • Fully Staffed Treatment centres / Field Hospitals
  • Event Controllers
  • Team Leaders
  • Independent Prescribing Practitioners
  • Emergency Care Practitioners / Advanced Clinical Practitioners
  • Paramedic Practitioners
  • HCPC Registered Paramedics
  • Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Medical Response Teams
  • Operational Commanders
  • First Responders / FREC / ECA / ACA Staff
  • First Aiders
  • Full Advanced Life Support and Trauma Teams with the latest cutting-edge medical equipment and extensive medications

Our portfolio includes:

  • Live action experiences
  • Music Events & Gigs
  • Large scale community events
  • Religious festivals
  • Concerts
  • Carnivals
  • Festivals
  • Nationwide sports events
  • International Sports Events
  • Rig / De-rig / Constructions
  • Live shows
  • Productions
  • Building Sites
  • Triathlons
  • Aviation / Air shows
  • Bonfires / Fireworks events
  • Motorsport / Motocross / Motobike
  • Extreme Sports
  • Nightclubs
  • Conferences
  • Equestrian Events

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Are you CQC Registered?

In light of recent events such as the Manchester bombings, the HSE, Purple guide and the Government recommend that organisers only use Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered providers for their event medical care.

A B Medical Services (UK) Limited is licensed, regulated, and rated “GOOD” by the Care Quality Commission to carry out the following regulated activities

  • Treatment of Disease, Disorder or Injury
  • Transport Services, Triage & Medical Advice provided remotely

Care Quality Commission provider ID: 1-1751149329

Did you know that Event Medical Providers / Ambulance Services in England must be Care Quality Commission registered?

CQC inspected and rated good

The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and social care services in England. The CQC make sure that the care people receive meets essential standards of quality and safety and they encourage ongoing improvements by those who provide or commission care. The CQCis an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department of Health and Social Care.

In relation to Event Medical Providers, under the Health and Social Care Act 2008, any company providing anything more than a basic first aider or any provider that offers transport, uses ambulances / response cars or administers drugs or utilises healthcare professionals in the course of their duties, must be registered. If the providers are not registered, they are operating illegally.

A B Medical Services (UK) Limited are Care Quality Commission, Ofcom, ICO, 1St Option Safety and AoFA registered and only use Paramedics that are HCPC registered, Nurses that are NMC registered and Doctors that are GMC registered.

Organisers of care should always insist on viewing CQC registration certificates and insurance documents to ensure that providers are operating legally. Any reputable company will provide these on request and Organisers should vet all companies to ensure they are registered and using bona fide staff.

The CQC holds and updates a list of approved and registered providers that can be searched on their website (https://www.cqc.org.uk).

A B Medical Services (UK) Limited is licensed, regulated and rated “GOOD” by the Care Quality Commission to carry out the following regulated activities

  • Treatment of Disease, Disorder or Injury
  • Transport Services, Triage & Medical Advice provided remotely

Care Quality Commission provider ID: 1-1751149329

The Care Quality Commission regularly inspect and evaluate providers. They use the Key Lines of Enquiry and the five main questions that the CQC ask of any service, private or NHS aid in their assessment and service rating.

These five main questions are:

  • Is it safe?
  • Is it effective?
  • Is it caring?
  • Is it responsive to people’s needs?
  • Is it well led?
Can you offer a Range of Medical staff?

We can provide a wide range of medical professionals, some of these are listed below

 

  • Independent Prescribing Practitioners
  • Emergency Care Practitioners / Advanced Clinical Practitioners
  • Paramedic Practitioners
  • HCPC Registered Paramedics
  • Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Medical Response Teams
  • Operational Commanders
  • First Responders / FREC / ECA / ACA Staff
  • First Aiders
  • Full Advanced Life Support and Trauma Teams with the latest cutting-edge medical equipment and extensive medications
  • GMC Doctors
  • NMC Nurses
  • MNC Midwife
  • Operating Department Practitioners
  • Physiotherapists
  • Medical Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Welfare Officers
  • Administrators
  • Controllers
  • Emergency Dispatchers
    What Ambulance Services can you offer to my Event ?
    • Full CQC Urgent Care Services
    • Full CQC Emergency Ambulance Services
    • Emergency Ambulances
    • Emergency Rapid Response Vehicles
    • Cycle Responders
    • 4×4 Response Services
    • Static Medical Posts with – (Staff who are experienced in large scale public events)
    • Medical Response Teams
    • Fully Staffed Treatment centres / Field Hospitals
    • Mobile Treatment Units
    Whats on your Ambulances and Response Vehicles ?

    All our vehicles are equipped with the following:

    • Advanced 12 lead ECG monitors (with printing capability, ETCO2, SPO2, BP, Pacing, Cardioversion)
    • Manual and Automated Defibrillators
    • Advanced Life Support kit (Adult and Paediatric)
    • Advanced Airway Kit
    • IV Therapy and cannulation Kit
    • Maternity Kit
    • Burns Kit
    • Dressings Kit
    • Trauma Kit
    • Medical Gases
    • Infection control kits
    • Extensive Medications to the Clinician’s role
    • Splints, Collars, and Immobilisation kit
    • Airway Suction Devices
    • LUCAS CPR Devices (on patient conveying vehicles)
    • EZIO (Intraosseous access kit)
    • Worldwide communications
    • Manual Handling kit
    • Major Incident Command Kit
    • 12v & 240v supplies
    • Ventilators 
    Why choose us? – Leading in Digital Innovation

    We believe in innovation and advancement in our field. We have the latest cutting-edge medical equipment such as Lifepak 15 patient monitors, EZ-IO and LUCAS CPR devices. All our teams and vehicles have worldwide GPS tracking radio communications systems meaning that we are always in contact. We utilise digital dispatch systems, like those of the NHS, to effectively manage our resources at your events, enabling us to provide enhanced levels of care to those who need it most. We have electronic patient records systems in place, which not only reduces our carbon footprint, but also provides event organisers and controllers with Realtime data on patient statistics and resource availability.

    Do you deal with the SAG / Local Authority ?

    For widespread or larger events, we will also liaise with local NHS ambulance services as well as nearby hospitals to ensure your event runs smoothly. We also provide full medical plans for submission to the Local authority / SAG.

    What are the normal levels of Medical and First aid Cover that you offer?

    We can offer a whole range of medical professionals, however, in the pre-hospital care and Event industry, they are usually provided by the below staff.

    First Aider

    A person who holds a current first aid certificate can treat minor cuts and bruises but cannot diagnose, give any drugs or used any advanced skills. First Aiders usually work with and assist a higher qualified member of staff. A B Medical Services (UK) Ltd first aid staff have comprehensive training and experience in providing first aid at public and crowd events

    First Responder

    These personnel are trained and experienced in the use of basic life support, medical gases, automated external defibrillation, lifting & handling, basic patient assessment, triage and the care of medical and traumatic illness or injuries and have a sound knowledge of Ambulance equipment. These members of staff may also have NHS 999 experience and be trained in emergency driving skills and they can administer a range of medications.

    Emergency Medical Technician

    A person who holds a current IHCD Ambulance Technician certificate is required to undertake a minimum of 750 hours supervised practice in emergency ambulances. Their supervised practice must be carried out by a qualified IHCD Technician or HCPC Paramedic and they are required to keep a portfolio of evidence. IHCD Technicians are trained and experienced in the use and practice of basic life support, medical gases, defibrillation, patient assessment, triage and the advanced care of medical and traumatic illness or injuries. These members of staff have NHS 999 frontline experience and are trained in emergency driving skills and the administration of certain drugs.

    HCPC Registered Paramedic

    All Paramedics are required to be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council to practice and have either an IHCD qualification or a University degree in Paramedic Science. Paramedics have NHS 999 frontline experience or a military background and have a wide range of skills that includes advanced airway management, advanced life support, advanced patient assessment, 12- lead ECG acquisition and interpretation, capnography and enhanced diagnostic skills. Paramedics can also administer a wide range of drugs for the treatment of medical and traumatic conditions. Paramedics have ultimate responsibility for the quality of medical care provided on scene (in the absence of an on-site medical practitioner) and in order for them to maintain their registration, they must update their skills regularly (CPD) and keep a portfolio. These members of staff are trained in emergency driving skills

    Doctor

    A Doctor is a Health Care Professional who is registered with the General Medical Council. They provide on-scene surgical procedures and enhanced patient assessment, Advanced Life Support, Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support. They also have an extended medication formulary.

    Why do I need a Paramedic for some events?

    Having a paramedic or medical team at an event can provide quick and efficient medical attention in case of an emergency. They can also provide preventative care and first aid for minor injuries, ensuring the safety and well-being of attendees. It is important to have event medical cover to ensure the safety of all participants and to comply with legal requirements.

    All Paramedics are required to be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council to practice and have either an IHCD qualification or a University degree in Paramedic Science. Paramedics have NHS 999 frontline experience or a military background and have a wide range of skills that includes advanced airway management, advanced life support, advanced patient assessment, 12- lead ECG acquisition and interpretation, capnography and enhanced diagnostic skills. Paramedics can also administer a wide range of drugs for the treatment of medical and traumatic conditions. Paramedics have ultimate responsibility for the quality of medical care provided on scene (in the absence of an on-site medical practitioner) and in order for them to maintain their registration, they must update their skills regularly (CPD) and keep a portfolio. These members of staff are trained in emergency driving skill

     

    How many medical staff do I need for my Event?

    When planning an event, it’s important to consider the level of medical cover needed based on the potential risks involved. For larger outdoor events, the Events Industry Forum’s guidance, known as the Purple Guide, is widely accepted as best practice by licensing authorities.

    It’s important to note that the regulations for medical cover may vary depending on the type of event, with sporting governing bodies often issuing their own guidelines.

    It’s crucial to ensure that the medical staff providing cover have the appropriate qualifications, as the Purple Guide specifically states that First Aid at Work is not sufficient for Event Medical Cover.

    Do I need external cover for my event ?

    Yes, If you’re planning an event, it’s important to have medical coverage in case of emergencies. The Purple Guide and Health & Safety Executive require external medical coverage to ensure the safety of attendees and to mitigate any liability issues for event organisers.

    Our team can help you meet these requirements by conducting a thorough risk assessment and providing a comprehensive pre and post-event medical report.

    With our medical proposal, you can rest assured that your event is compliant and that your attendees are covered for any medical situation that may arise.

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