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March 2021 Call-Outs

During the month of March, our BEEP Doctor team attended 42 emergency call-outs. 23 of these were road traffic accidents where they assisted to the casualties, who were subsequently taken to hospital by road or air. Other emergencies which the team were called to included falls, burns, garden accidents and suicide. Our team volunteer their… Read more »

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Case Study: Cardiac Arrest

Doug Davies, one of our BEEP Doctors based in the south of the county attended an incident on the 28th February at Sandside, near Milnthorpe. Doug was called to a post-cardiac arrest patient with severe hypoxic agitation. He had suffered a cardiac arrest at home after a Myocardial Infarction. He had been resuscitated by the… Read more »

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Callouts in 2020

As we begin a new year, we always look back and analyse the previous twelve months. During 2020 our team of dedicated Doctors attended a total of 203 emergency callouts. These ranged across the width and breadth of our county. The BEEP Doctors were on hand to assist the paramedics at the scene and offer… Read more »

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Getting to know our Doctors

John Ferris has been a BEEP Doctor for nearly 5 years now and chatted about being part of the BEEP team over the festive period. I’m based in Keswick and cover an area north up to Silloth, west to Seascale, east to Penrith and the M6B Motorway, however we are occasionally called to incidents much… Read more »

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November Call-Outs

In November our team of volunteer BEEP Doctors were called out to 12 incidents across the county, including Lancaster, Carlisle and Legburthwaite. Eight of these were road traffic accidents, so please take note of driving conditions before you travel this winter and don’t drink & drive.

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BEEP (BASICS Cumbria) receive donation

BEEP (BASICS) Cumbria has received a donation for £20,851.76 from the British Association for Immediate Care. The donation was made possible after the group successfully bid from an annual pot of £250,000, which is given to the British Association for Immediate Care every year by the County Air Ambulance HELP Appeal – the only charity… Read more »

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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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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 »