Our charity this year is EMICS….
EMICS is a network
of volunteer doctors with specialist training in pre-hospital emergency
medicine who assist East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) at the scene of life
EMICS is a registered charity which receives no government or NHS funding. Our doctors and staff are all volunteers, and our help is free of charge to the NHS. All donations to the charity are used to purchase the medical equipment carried by each doctor, without which they would be unable to treat casualties.
East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme covers the whole of the East Midlands.
Our volunteer doctors turn out at all hours, in all weather, 365 days a year, and respond to an average of 4 life-threatening emergencies a day.
Our intervention saves lives, and that’s why we do what we do.
Our volunteer doctors are drawn from a variety of backgrounds including Emergency Medicine, General Practice, Anaesthetics and Intensive Care. They all bring advanced specialist skills to the roadside to assist our colleagues from the ambulance service.
All our doctors will have completed several years of post-graduate training in their hospital or GP work, before undertaking additional voluntary pre-hospital training to enable them to respond for EMICS. Many also work for the regional air-ambulance services as doctors, or serve as medical advisers to the ambulance service.