Chairman: Dr Tim Gray MBE
Clinical lead: Dr Mark Folman
Recruitment and Retention Lead and those interested in joining EMICS: Dr Simon Topham
Hon. Treasurer: Ms Jenny Burgess
c/o The Fountain Medical Centre, Sherwood Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 1QH
Hon. Secretary & Press Officer: Mr Garth Lee
For information on EMICS:
Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh East Midlands Regional Faculty of Pre Hospital Care Chair, Andy Lee. email@example.com
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EMICS is a registered charity. Registered address and details are displayed at the bottom of the page.
All doctors in EMICS are volunteers who attend emergency incidents at the request of and in support of staff from the EMAS. All EMICS doctors receive no payment for their work with EMICS, working voluntarily over and above their normal general practice or hospital work. They work alongside and in support of paramedics and crews from the East Midlands Ambulance Service, as and when they are available.
Although all the doctors work for EMICS on a totally voluntary basis, the Scheme, which is a registered charity, urgently needs to raise funds to purchase more of the specialist equipment that the doctors carry so that more doctors can be recruited. EMICS is entirely funded by donations from members of the public and legacies; there is no funding from any government source.
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He is Dr Philip Russell who is a Specialist Registrar in Anaesthetics and Critical Care at Leicester Royal Infirmary and will be available to support crews from East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) at emergencies in the Leicestershire and Rutland area. Dr Russell lives with his partner, Lucie, in Leicester.
Dr Russell has previously worked at Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals and has been volunteering with the West Midlands pre-hospital care scheme for a number of years as well as being the circuit doctor at Alton Park and Mallory Park motor racing circuits. He is an accredited member of BASICS (British Association of Immediate Care Schemes) the national over arching organisation for all such Schemes.
Dr Russell is also a magistrate serving on the Leicester bench. His non-medical attributes include being an accomplished musician and playing hockey for various medical teams.
Dr Ravi Chauhan cross covers two of our regions, the East Midlands Ambulance Service and the West Midlands Ambulance Service and is deployed by both services
Dr Ravi Chauhan has joined the EMICS team and is responding from the south west of the patch on the EMAS/WMAS border. Ravi is a military ICU Registrar and has over 10 years of pre-hospital care experience, including operational duties overseas to places like Afghanistan. He is married with 2 children and his interests include movies and fitness - we are delighted to have him as part of our team. EMICS.
The Lincoln Colonia Branch of Rotary International has made a significant donation to support the work of the volunteer emergency doctors’ charity East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme (EMICS).
The Lincoln Colonia Branch of Rotary has agreed to fund the supply of new technical equipment for EMICS doctors in Lincolnshire, to enable them to undertake more life saving procedures at the scene in a variety of situations that they encounter in their work attending serious emergencies. The donation, which amounts to a total of £2,400, will fund the purchase of vascular access equipment for the Lincolnshire doctors in the Scheme.
The donation followed a talk given about the work of EMICS volunteers to the Lincoln Branch by EMICS member Dr David Cookson who is a general practitioner working in a practice in Lincoln.
On making the donation the Rotary Community Chairman said “Dr David Cookson gave an excellent talk to our Rotary Club about the work of EMICS and the tremendous contribution they make to saving life in the Community. He demonstrated the vascular access equipment and the Club all agreed that the donation to fund 5 units to EMICS was a worthwhile use of Club charity funds”.
This donation is another significant donation towards a £50,000 fundraising campaign by EMICS that started this year. This funding is needed to meet the cost of updating the technical equipment carried by its emergency doctors including a number of new recruits who are expected to become qualified to meet the exacting standards of the charity during the year.
Volunteer emergency doctors from East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme (EMICS) raised funds for the charity in the ASDA Foundation City of Lincoln 10k Run on 22nd March 2015.
Dr Leon Roberts MBE and his wife Amy, together with Dr David Cookson took part and completed the run, whilst Dr Nick Foster provided medical cover at the event. The total money raised by the three of them amounted to almost £1700, this will be used towards the purchase of new equipment. The charity has recently embarked on a campaign to raise £50k to cover the cost of updating all of the technical equipment carried by its volunteer doctors.
Dr Roberts is the Senior Medical Officer at Kendrew Barracks in Cottesmore, Rutland and lives with his wife in Colsterworth, Lincolnshire.
Dr Cookson is a General Practitioner in Lincolnshire whilst Dr Foster is GP at Kegworth in Leicestershire.
For North Leicestershire and South Nottinghamshire; Dr Adam Brooks OBE, is a Consultant Liver / Pancreas Surgeon and Major Trauma Surgeon at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham and is the Director of the East Midlands Major Trauma Centre based there, as well as Chair of the National Clinical Reference Group for Major Trauma, NHS England.
He has worked in trauma centres in Australia, South Africa and the USA and lectures and teaches on major trauma care around the world. He has gained the Diploma in the Medical Care of Catastrophes and is a member of the British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS).
Adam has served in the reserve forces since 1996 and deployed with the military as a Trauma Surgeon on a number of occasions. In 2012 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. Dr Brooks lives in Cropwell Butler and will be responding for EMICS in the North Leicestershire and South Nottinghamshire area (Vale of Belvoir).
Dr Brooks said about joining EMICS; “I am very pleased to have joined EMICS and to support the valuable work they do by responding for them to incidents of serious illness and trauma within the Vale of Belvoir”
For East Leicestershire; DR Guy Rutty MBE is the Professor of Forensic Pathology and Chief Forensic Pathologist for the East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit, University of Leicester based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. He was awarded the MBE in 2010.
He is a nationally recognised and respected pathologist and has written numerous academic papers and contributed to many academic books on the subject.
He has been a Community First Responder (CFR) for East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) since 2009 providing voluntary pre-hospital Immediate Life Response at the request of EMAS. He has progressed through all levels of emergency response and has gained the Pre-hospital Immediate Care Certificate and is a member of the British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS).
Dr Rutty lives in East Leicestershire and will be responding for EMICS in Leicester and East Leicestershire.
Dr Rutty said of his appointment: “I am thrilled at last to have been given the opportunity, after having taken the appropriate training over the last few years, to upgrade from a CFR to an EMICS doctor. I am looking forward to joining the team of dedicated, volunteer doctors in assisting the population of Leicestershire in times of medical emergencies”.
The volunteer emergency doctors’ charity East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme (EMICS) has received a generous donation as a result of the winding down of a Rutland charity, the Karen Ball Fund.
The Karen Ball Fund was established in 1988 with the aim of improving the care of terminally ill people in the county of Rutland. Despite the challenging times the number of requests to the Fund has fallen dramatically so the Trustees have decided the Fund should be wound down. (see www.karenballfund.co.uk)
The Trustees have decided to distribute some of the Fund’s resources to local charities and determined that EMICS would be an appropriate recipient. Also providing EMICS with a defibrillator fits with the continuing element of the Fund’s work. The Defibrillator Coordinator for the Fund, Miss Juliet Burgess-Ray said of the decision to donate to EMICS;
“I am really pleased to be able to help another local charity to save lives. They can make a real difference between life and death and they need all the support they can get.”
This donation will be used by EMICS to purchase new equipment for two volunteer emergency doctors who have recently joined the Scheme. EMICS was established just a few years before the Karen Ball Fund in 1984, as the Rutland Accident Care Scheme (RACS), it subsequently merged with similar schemes in 2004 to create EMICS. RACS was founded by Dr Tim Gray MBE who was with a GP in Oakham; he was awarded the MBE for his services to the community. EMICS presently has 22 active doctors across the East Midlands who responded to more than 1500 calls last year at the request of East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS).
This donation is the second significant donation towards a new £50,000 fundraising campaign by EMICS that has started this year. This funding is needed to meet the needs of updating some of the equipment carried by its emergency doctors and to equip a number of new recruits who are expected to become qualified to meet the exacting standards of the charity during the year.
The Chairman of EMICS, Dr Tim Gray MBE, said on receiving the donation “As a former local GP I am more than aware of the very important work that The Karen Ball Fund has provided over the years. I am therefore very grateful that the Trustees of that Charity have elected to pass on some of their funds to EMICS. I would like to take the opportunity to thank them publically and to reassure them and all those folk who have donated to the Karen Ball Fund that the money will be spent on medical resuscitation equipment without which our Doctors cannot treat seriously injured accident victims.”
Emergency services control the scene in Charles Street Comments Two people have been taken to hospital after a large scaffold tower collapsed in Charles Street.
The scaffolding was outside Chicken and Noodles Chinese takeaway, Unity Hair Salon, Love 2 Lunch and The Nook Newsagency, in Charles Street and fell at about 11.30am today.
Police, fire service and ambulance crews were called to the scene and Charles Street, between Humberstone Gate and Rutland Street, was closed. One woman, thought to be in her 60s, was trapped underneath the scaffolding. After paramedics arrived she was helped out of the wreckage on foot. Another person was brought out of a nearby shop on a stretcher and put in the back of an ambulance.
EMICS Dr Matt Woods attended the scene to provide assistance to the EMAS crews
The volunteer emergency doctors’ charity, East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme (EMICS), has recently benefited from some individual supporters’ efforts in Rutland to the tune of £1700.
Over the last few months a lady in Oakham, Mrs. Margaret Wright, has been knitting over 100 soft toys for EMICS to sell to raise funds for the charity. Gates Nursery in Cold Overton allowed EMICS, (courtesy of Mr. Nigel Gates), to set up a display from which the toys were sold, raising the sum of £200
Another long time supporter of EMICS, Mrs. Jane Jones HAS handed over a cheque for £1500 as a result of a range of fund raising efforts she has organised during the year (2014). Jane has ALSO handed over a similar sum to the Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland Air Ambulance.
Dr Tim Gray MBE accepted the donations on behalf of EMICS and said "We continue to be ever grateful for the donations from our local supporters especially from Jane Jones who has raised many £1000s for us over the years and to one of our latest Mrs. Margaret Wright. These contributions go towards providing the essential equipment that our doctors carry to assist them in their life saving work”
Dr Gray is currently the EMICS Chairman and was the founder of the original Scheme in 1984, then known as Rutland Accident Care Scheme. Dr Gray is a retired GP formerly with a practice in Oakham.
Nottingham Karate Club Supports Volunteer Emergency Doctors’ Charity.
The South Notts Shotokan Karate Club has adopted East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme (EMICS), the volunteer emergency doctors’ charity, as a beneficiary for its fund raising this year.
The club has been made aware of the charity because one of its members often gets called out from training to attend an emergency. Dr Tim Baker is the doctor who gets called out by East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) when there is an emergency in the vicinity of one of the club’s meeting venues; at Keyworth Leisure Centre or University of Nottingham.
The club has handed over £250 so far this year
Dr Tim Baker is a GP at the University of Nottingham serving both students and staff and has been with EMICS since May 2012 and typically responds to 6 calls a month. Tim is also a lead doctor for the St John Ambulance Service in the area.
East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme (EMICS) is pleased to announce the admission of a new recruit to the Scheme in Lincolnshire. He is Dr Adrian Dawson, a Squadron Leader serving as the Unit Medical Officer in the Station Medical Centre at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire.
Adrian will be available – as an EMICS Member - to support crews from East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) at emergencies in Lincolnshire and on the Lincolnshire - Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance based at RAF Waddington.
Adrian joined the RAF in 2010 after having been a GP in North Yorkshire for 15 years. In 2000 he set up one of the first practice–integrated community paramedic schemes in England in partnership with the local ambulance service, this scheme is still going strong. He flew with the Great North Air Ambulance Service for 6 years to 2012 and was an instructor on one of their courses.
He gained the Diploma in Immediate Medical Care (DipIMC) in2011.
In 2014 Volunteer emergency doctors from East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme (EMICS) in Lincolnshire each responded to an average of more than one emergency call per week from East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) during the year 2014.
The total number of call-outs for the whole Scheme across the East Midlands was 1515, an increase of 20% over last year.
The total number for Lincolnshire EMICS doctors was 331. The average figure includes those for two doctors who have been with the Scheme for less than 6 months. The majority of the call-outs were to road traffic collisions or medical emergencies. Some of these doctors respond to calls to emergencies in Rutland and Nottinghamshire.
There are now 5 EMICS doctors active in Lincolnshire and these are:
All of these EMICS Doctors regularly serve as the emergency doctor on the Lincolnshire-Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance in addition to their duties with EMICS. EMICS doctors are available to respond to calls on a 24-hour basis, subject to being available from their ‘day jobs’.
In 2014 Two volunteer emergency doctors from East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme (EMICS) in Leicestershire each responded to an average of around five emergency calls per week from East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) during the year 2014.
The total number of call-outs for the whole Scheme across the East Midlands was 1515, an increase of 20% over last year. The total number for Leicestershire EMICS doctors was 501. The majority of the call-outs were to road traffic collisions or medical emergencies.
There are now 3 EMICS doctors active in Leicestershire and these are:
In 2014 Volunteer emergency doctors from East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme (EMICS) in Nottinghamshire responded to more than 300 emergency calls per week from East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) during the year 2014.
The total number of call-outs for the whole Scheme across the East Midlands was 1515, an increase of 20% over the previous year. The total number for Nottinghamshire EMICS doctors was 314. The majority of the call-outs were to road traffic collisions or medical emergencies.
There are now 4 EMICS doctors based in Nottinghamshire and these are:
Two volunteer emergency doctors from East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme (EMICS) both based in Rutland have each responded to an average of more than one emergency call per week from East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) during the year 2014. The total number of call-outs for the whole Scheme across the East Midlands was 1515, an increase of 20% over last year.
The total number for the two EMICS doctors was 126. The majority of the call-outs were to road traffic collisions or medical emergencies.
The two EMICS doctors based in Rutland are:
A volunteer emergency doctor from East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme (EMICS) was called to a road traffic collision at Nuttall, Nottingham yesterday morning at 11.20 am to assist the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS).
Dr Andrew Davies, was the EMICS Doctor who attended and was the first ‘medic’ at the scene in which a car had been in a collision with signage on the roundabout outside the EMAS Control Centre. Resources from the Nottinghamshire Police and Fire and Rescue service were present at the scene and able to assist Dr Davies with extrication of the accident victim, who was a female front seat passenger who suffering from neck, back, chest and leg pains.
Dr Davies monitored the patient during the extrication process and administered analgesia and prepared her for transfer by EMAS land ambulance to Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham.
The car driver was already out of the vehicle when Dr Davies arrived but was suffering from a minor wrist injury. Dr Davies, who is a general practitioner in Ilkeston, Derbyshire was able to depart the scene at 12.15pm.
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