Page added on November 28, 2012
A volunteer emergency doctor from East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme (EMICS) will be sharing his extensive experience of pre-hospital trauma work with a wide range of medical experts at an evening talk at the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham on Thursday 29th November.
Dr Nick Foster is one of the most experienced volunteer doctors with EMICS and his experience goes back over A 23 year a period which has included the Kegworth air disaster right up to the recent widely reported incident in which Lewis Godfrey of Loughborough recovering from a very serious life threatening injury. Dr Foster was the first doctor on the scene and played a key role in saving Lewis’s life. Dr Foster is a general practitioner in Kegworth, Leicestershire, as well as being Programme Director for Nottingham GP Specialty Training Programme.
Dr Foster typically attends more that 60 emergency call-outs per year on behalf of East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS). He was recently appointed to be one of the region’s Major Incident Advisors for EMAS, which will involve him in turning out at a minutes notice if a major emergency incident occurs across the East Midlands Region.
All doctors in EMICS are volunteers who attend emergency incidents at the request of and in support of staff from the EMAS. These doctors are all very experienced and fully trained in trauma work and are equipped to perform life saving interventions at the scene of an incident such as industrial or road traffic accident or rail crash. They carry with them a wide range of specialist equipment to deal with the serious trauma and other emergencies that might be encountered in their day to day emergency work.
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. A typical set of equipment for the doctors cost around £25,000. EMICS is a registered charity and receives no financial support from any government source.
Anyone wishing to sponsor the team and the work of EMICS can do so by telephoning the Treasurer on 07736711199 or by visiting www.emics.org.uk where there is a form to complete for sending Gift aided Donations.
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