Immediate Care Doctors form the basis of the team. They are trained to provide medical support at the scene of an accident or major medical emergency, or while patients are in transit to hospital . They often bringing their in-hospital specialist skills into the pre-hospital environment and often take the lead role in caring for those who are critically unwell.
The criteria for responding Doctors is set out below. The bar is set high due to the fact we are not a training scheme. It will give you an idea as to the level of clinician we are looking for.
- Registered with the GMC – No restrictions on practice
- Hold MRCEM, MRCS, Part 1 FRCA, MRCP, MRCGP or be a Registered GP
- Honorary contract with the relevant ambulance NHS trust
- To have completed an Enhanced DBS check
- Minimum of 5 years post full registration
- Work within an acute specialty within the NHS (GP, ED, Anaesthetics/intensive care).
- BASICS membership & national accredited
- PHECC/BATLS/ATACC/ETC/PHTLS course or equivalent (As approved by the Committee)
- Pre-hospital Anaesthesia Assistants’ Training or Evidence of RSI Positive practice.
Whether a responder can perform RSI will be assessed on an individual basis.
- Logbook demonstrating ongoing Advanced Analgesia practice.
- Advanced Life Support trained.
- Major Incident Medical Management and Support / Ambulance Major Incident Training / Exposure.
- Trainees should provide a signed document from their TPD saying they are aware of the intention to respond and they are aware the trainee will be acting out of a supervised training environment. Those trainees and therefore not independent practitioners are to ensure that they inform the MDU and provide evidence of their medical indemnity.
- Evidence of equality and diversity training, minimum of level II child protection training, mental capacity act training, mental health act training, recognition of the vulnerable adult training & understanding of the process of Consent
- Must attend NWAS/WMAS mandatory training which is currently two days and online. This is mandated by the relevant ambulance trusts and is unpaid.
- Hold approved blue light training to DSA standards with an assessment by an ambulance NHS trust and to have sufficient insurance in place.
- Physically & Medically Fit with Hep B Immunity
- Commitment to group fund raising activities
- Commitment to providing training within the group and BASICS NW
- Minimum of 25 hours of CPD every year
- Hold the RCSEd Diploma in Immediate Medical Care (Essential if responding for WMAS)
- Any of APLS, PLS, PEPP (Current)
- 1 Year PHEM minimum
- Entrapment / Specialist Incident Training e.g. Open Water, Enclosed spaces, Search & Rescue
- 6 Months acute medicine with EM / Critical Care / Anaesthesia exposure
- CBRNe Training / Firearms Training / obstetrics Training
(Updated 27th June 2018)