The Beep Fund Ltd, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2019, is a Cumbrian based charity, which brings emergency medical care to the patient. Whether that is on the roadside at the scene of a road traffic accident or in your home during a life-threatening emergency, our team of volunteer BEEP Doctors are on call 24/7 to provide enhanced clinical care in medical emergencies.
Providing care and intervention previously only available once patient reaches hospital
Not funded by the NHS, The BEEP Fund is run by volunteers and an unpaid team of BEEP Doctors
By donating or volunteering, your support helps to save lives in our local community
Paramedics are very well trained and able to deal with the vast majority of emergencies that they are called to; however, the BEEP Doctors have specialist training in enhanced pre-hospital emergency care and provide an extra level of medical intervention not normally available until the patient reaches hospital. This stabilises the patient much sooner than would otherwise be the case and therefore improves their chances of a better long-term outcome.
Our team of ten doctors cover the majority of Cumbria from Workington in the west, up to the Scottish Borders and down to Kendal in the south. The BEEP Doctors attend most major incidents in the county, including road traffic collisions, farming accidents or other life threatening medical emergencies. Over the years, the team have saved numerous lives and have become an integral part of the emergency services.
A report from Dr Amit Paik about life as a BEEP Doctor. When lives are at risk, seconds matter. Research shows, the sooner sick patients can be provided with emergency care at the scene of an accident, the greater their chance of survival. We call this the “golden hour” in adults and even “platinum… Read more »
Daniel Oakaby, 36 from Devon was on a rock climbing and camping holiday in August 2020 with friends in the Lake District when he was involved in an accident. Working alongside Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team and the Police, the BEEP Doctors were called to help. Our Dr John ferris was on the scene… Read more »