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.

Anyone wishing to support the work of EMICS please email the treasurer


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.

2014 EMICS Press releases and articles

The Matlock Mercury Published on the 23 September

Doctor helps Chatsworth golfer after heart attack

A emergency doctor came to the aid of a 67–year–old man who suffered a heard attack while playing at Chatsworth Golf Club. This was one of three call–outs for East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme (EMICS) doctor, Chris Press, on Sunday.

The golfer received first aid from the golfers and a First Responder from (EMAS) and ambulance arrived to deliver advanced life support. Dr Press crossed the course in his own vehicle to back up the team from EMAS.

The patient’s heart was restarted shortly after Chris’ arrival so he administered an anaesthetic prior to the patient’s transfer to hospital. Care of the patient was handed over to the crew from the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance that had landed on the green at the 8th hole. They flew the patient to Northern General Hospital in Sheffield.

Dr Press’s second call was to a 51–year–old woman on a hen weekend who fell while attempting an assault course, injuring her head and neck. Dr Press assessed and treated the lady until an EMAS crew arrived. The lady was transported by the land ambulance to the Northern General Hospital.

His third call–out was to assist a couple of climbers who had been injured in a climbing incident on Stanage Edge – one, a 25–year–old female fell and landed on her face. She suffered serious dental injuries, both suffered pelvic fractures and head injuries which caused a period of unconsciousness. Dr Press who was first at the scene was then assisted by Edale and Glossop Mountain Rescue Teams, the Hazardous Area Rescue Team from EMAS, the Lincolnshire/Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulances and an EMAS land ambulance all working closely together. The two air ambulances transferred to Northern General Hospital. Chris said: “This was a complex incident in which a number of agencies and professional volunteers worked closely together alongside many fellow climbers. Together, we ensured the injured were evacuated quickly to a major trauma centre for definitive care.”

Kara-tea party Posted: August 22, 2014

Donation by the South Notts Karate Club

A Kara-tea pary was held by the South Notts Shotokan Karate Club

A local karate club has helped raise £150 for EMICS. Pictured receivign the cheque was Dr Tim Baker, EMICS doctor. Thank you from all here at EMICS for yoru support to the charity










Waitrose supporting EMICS Posted: July 31, 2014


Waitrose Customers Support Work of Volunteer Emergency Doctors

Shoppers at the Oadby, Leicestershire, branch of Waitrose have helped make a valuable contribution to the work of volunteer emergency doctors from East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme (EMICS), a local charity.

Waitrose have made a donation of £310 to the EMICS charity from their monthly Community Matters programme for the month of April (2014). The share of the total £1000 charitable donation going to particular charities is determined by the proportion of customers’ tokens dropped into selection boxes in the store for nominated charities.

The cheque was handed over to Dr Tim Gray MBE, who is the charity’s Founder and Chairman who said, “This donation will be a most useful contribution to the costs that will be incurred in purchasing equipment for newly recruited doctors and we presently have 7 doctors training to be EMICS doctors. I thank all shoppers at Waitrose, Oadby who supported our charity at the store”







Strawberries Give Boost to Emergency Doctors’ Charity Posted: July 31, 2014


Thurnby and Bushby Women’s Institute (WI) have made a very useful boost to the funds of the East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme (EMICS) from the proceeds of a Strawberry Tea they held in Thurnby Memorial Hall on Thursday 17th July.

The President of the local WI, Margaret Lewis, has handed over a cheque for £530 together with a donation from the North Midlands Region of the Coal Merchants Association to EMICS from the event, which was attended by around 80 people. This followed a presentation to the WI on the work of EMICS by its chairman Dr Tim Gray MBE, on Monday 14th July. This funding will go towards the cost of equipping and maintaining the doctors. EMICS presently has 8 potential new members undergoing advanced skills training. Margaret Lewis said of the event “All the committee and members of Thurnby & Bushby WI were very interested to hear the talk given by Dr Tim Gray about the work of EMICS, at their July meeting.

Many of us had been totally unaware of this organisation and of the important, life-saving work that they carry out. Having heard the presentation this encouraged people to spend freely at our annual strawberry tea held later in the week. This is always a happy, social afternoon and everyone was pleased for the proceeds to go to EMICS this year. Hopefully having raised the awareness of the organisation more people will now promote the charity when fund raising. We wish EMICS all the best and are grateful for the service that they provide”.



Football to Funds Posted: July 17, 2014

EMICS Donation from neighbours of RD56 (Dr Leon Roberts)

During the world cup Mr Mark Owen, a neighbour of RD56, organised a sweepstake based on the WorldCup teams. Mark received 32 donations and set aside 50% of the funds for EMICS. Mark tonight presented EMICS volunteer doctors with £160.00 - vital funds for continued responding.

Thanks from EMICS to all who supported Mark Owens fund raiser. — with Leon James Roberts and Mark Owen in Colsterworth.













Volunteer doctor honoured for his 'invaluable' efforts: Leicester Mercury By Cathy Buss Posted: July 12, 2014

A doctor who volunteers to treat seriously ill or injured patients on his days off has been recognised for his work. Dr Matt Woods, who lives in the city centre, was presented with a contribution award by East Midlands Ambulance Service (Emas). The award marks his work "above and beyond the line of duty with Emas and East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme (Emics) which is manned by volunteer doctors trained in trauma work.

The 39-year-old was nominated by three paramedics for his "calm nature" and "extreme professionalism". Dr Woods is a senior registrar in anaesthesia and intensive care at Leicester's hospitals. He joined Emics three years ago and was with a similar scheme in Lincolnshire for two years before that. Dr Woods said: "It is all about giving a little bit back and doing things for the greater good. "I have a specific skill which I can use and there is a great sense of satisfaction in being to do as much as you can for seriously-ill and injured patients."

The Emics doctors are dispatched to the most serious emergencies and incidents by Emas control centre staff . Dr Woods has attended an average of five incidents a week. He said: "The worst cases are where there are multiple casualties or children. It can be quite hard emotionally. "It is good to speak to colleagues to unwind. "The best is when you feel you have turned the tide in treating a patient. "It is not about me - it is about the team. The paramedics are a fantastic bunch of guys – it is a whole team effort."

Emics doctors are all volunteers and they are equipped with a range of specialist equipment to deal with patients involved in incidents such as industrial, road traffic or rail crashes. The equipment is funded by the charity and can range from a defibrillator costing £2,000 to protective boots costing £80.

One Emas staff member who nominated Dr Woods said: "All of our frontline staff in Leicester are hugely appreciative of the dedication Matt gives to helping people. "His attendance, experience and advanced skills at traumatic incidents is always invaluable to crews. "He is always calm in his approach and always gets Emas staff fully involved in advanced techniques while explaining his decisions. "

Dr Woods also makes a point of getting in touch with crews after a particularly traumatic job and is able to explain the diagnosis of a patient after they have been admitted to hospital." Dr Woods's award was presented to him by the interim chairman of Emas, Pauline Tagg.

Northamptonshire’s Volunteer Emergency Doctors Receive a Boost from Rotary Club. Posted: July 15, 2014

The volunteer emergency doctors in Northamptonshire who are members of the East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme (EMICS) have received a significant boost to their funds through a donation from the Rotary Club of Northampton West. The Immediate Past President, Sally Smith, adopted EMICS as one of their chosen charities for the 2013-2014 year and has made a donation of £1500 to EMICS.

This follows a presentation to the Club on the work of EMICS by Dr John Trenfield. John who is one of the five EMICS doctors in Northamptonshire and his ‘day job’ is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Northampton General Hospital. This funding will go towards the cost of equipping and maintaining the doctors. EMICS presently has 8 potential new members undergoing advanced skills training.

EMICS Doctors are all volunteers who are fully trained in trauma work and respond to calls to attend serious emergencies in support of staff from the EMAS. They are equipped with a wide range of specialist equipment to perform life saving interventions at the scene of an incident such as industrial or road traffic accident or rail crash. This equipment is funded by EMICS and can range from a defibrillator costing £2000 to protective boots costing £80.

Although all the doctors work for EMICS on a totally voluntary basis, the Scheme, which is a registered charity, needs to continually raise funds to maintain existing equipment and purchase new specialist equipment to enable more doctors to be recruited. EMICS receives no financial support from any government source.



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