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Latest news, events and case studies highlighting our life saving work within the local community.

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Seconds Matter – A Doctors Account

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 »

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Mountain Rescue: Case Study

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 »

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We’ve Got A Little Bigger!

We’re excited to announce the induction of several new doctors to the BEEP team from across Cumbria. Coming from both general practice and emergency medicine backgrounds, they bring their knowledge and skills to complement our fantastic paramedic colleagues, in their own time, day or night. Our new additions will further bolster support for BEEP doctors… Read more »

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Farming Accident: Case Study

In May 2020, BEEP Doctor Theo Weston was called by Northwest Ambulance Service (NWAS) to a farm near Penrith to a farming accident where a farmer had seriously injured his right forearm. Unfortunately, he had accidentally slipped & put his right arm into a machine used for chopping up hay/straw/grass. This resulted in his forearm… Read more »

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Friends of BEEP

All charities rely heavily on volunteers helping in a variety of ways and ensuring the good work continues tirelessly all year round. These individuals are generous with their time, their ideas and their smiles, which all go a long way and are greatly appreciated by all of us involved at BEEP. Our plans for this… Read more »

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BEEP Doctors receive British Association for Immediate Care Grant

BEEP Doctors have this week received a grant for £6404.71  from the British Association for Immediate Care. The grant from The British Association for Immediate Care will be used to kit out an emergency vehicle with essential blue lights & sirens as well as other equipment needed on the vehicle for responding to emergencies.  The… Read more »

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BEEP Doctors during Coronavirus

We may have been a little quieter on the blog recently, but we have been extremely busy working alongside our emergency colleagues. As Doctors, we are working on the frontline during this coronavirus pandemic as well as continuing to attend any BEEP call outs, for which we are on-call 24/7. How we used to work… Read more »

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BEEP Doctors & COVID19

We want to reassure the public that our volunteer BEEP Doctors are still responding to emergencies as normal across Cumbria, but working even more closely with the North West Ambulance Service in terms of how we can help the Ambulance Service with the increase in demand, the challenging cases that have been affected by COVID-19,… Read more »

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Donating and Making a Difference

We know there are hundreds of charities for everyone to choose from but supporting a local charity where the difference made is tangible is rewarding for all parties. How can your donations make a difference to our Cumbrian charity? A one-off donation could fill our emergency vehicle with fuel. A monthly direct debit of £10… Read more »

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Get Muddy and Save Lives

Join the BEEP Doctors as they get muddy and save lives by taking on the Gelt Gladiator mud challenge on Sunday 14th June. Battle obstacles on this gruelling 10K mud run, whilst raising much-needed funds for Cumbria’s BEEP Doctors. You don’t need to be a runner, you don’t need to be fit (well maybe a… Read more »