SPECIALIST MEDICAL COVER
Alpha Medical Group is able to provide a highly professional, cost-effective, comprehensive and 100% reliable medical cover service for a wide range of business events including the following…
Team Building events
N.B. The above list is by no means exhaustive. However it should give you an indication of the different types of event that we attend.
Over the years our medical personnel have provided professional medical cover for numerous events, in the UK and abroad, and have cared for many thousands of casualties and patients who have had a wide variety of injuries and medical conditions.
Please note that NO event or assignment is too large or small for us…we are more than happy to look after a single individual for a few hours or provide a team of clinicians for a large event.
Some events take only a few hours to complete and others last for a few days or longer. For example, in the past, we have provided professional medical cover for several days – working before, during and after some events – e.g. if venues needed to be built and then dismantled after the event.
Every event we cover is obviously attended by people of various ages and it is not unusual for some people to be elderly and/or have various medical conditions. Some people have one or more chronic medical conditions (e.g. heart failure, diabetes, COPD, cancer etc) and other people just need some short-term medical assistance – e.g. if they need to use a wheelchair after an accident or surgery.
Alpha Medical is able to provide 24/7 medical cover if needed. In addition, if required, we are also able to provide experienced Close Protection security personnel who have a nationally recognized pre-hospital care medical qualification and/or clinicians with higher qualifications – e.g. Paramedics.
We are also able to arrange and co-ordinate appropriate patient transportation (including Care Quality Commission registered private ambulances if required) for people who want to attend business events but are unable to do so due to their poor health and/or various physical disabilities. In the past, one client just needed two of our personnel to carry her up and down some stairs because there was no lift! Whatever the situation…we will always do our very best to help every client and individual.
Over the years we have successfully completed numerous assignments that have enabled disabled, unwell and injured people to attend various important events. Generally speaking most people eat, drink and use the toilet when they attend an event. Our medical personnel ensure that people who need any form of assistance receive it and they also help individuals who need a rest or treatment of some kind. In addition our experienced personnel provide professional medical cover for everyone at the event – including a first-class first aid service. It is worth mentioning that we always try to maintain a low-profile whilst performing all of the above mentioned activities and this enables everyone to enjoy the event.
Please note that Alpha Medical is able to provide OVERT or COVERT medical cover for your business event – i.e. our experienced medical personnel and specialist vehicles can either be seen or unseen at your event….unless their assistance is required! Our attendance can be very reassuring for some clients. However, in some situations, a more discreet approach may be preferred.
If necessary our medical personnel are happy to wear different clothing to fit in with the occasion. That is our personnel can be seen in the following types of uniform or alternative clothing …
A. Standard Ambulance uniform – i.e. green shirt (short sleeves), green epaulettes, green trousers, black boots or shoes – with a personal medical kit and additional medical equipment nearby. Hi-Viz yellow waistcoat or Hi-Viz yellow jacket if outdoors.
B. Ambulance Officer uniform – i.e. white pilot shirt (short sleeves), green tie, green epaulettes, black or green trousers, black shoes – with a personal medical kit and additional medical equipment nearby. Hi-Viz yellow waistcoat or Hi-Viz yellow jacket if outdoors.
C. Normal suit – e.g. office suit, white shirt (log sleeves), tie, trousers, black shoes – with a personal medical kit and additional medical equipment nearby. Smart clothing if outdoors.
D. Formal dinner suit for formal occasions – e.g. dark black dinner suit, white dinner shirt, bow tie, black trousers, black shoes – with a personal medical kit and additional medical equipment nearby. Smart clothing if outdoors.
E. Informal indoor and/or outdoor clothing agreed with the client – with a personal medical kit and additional medical equipment nearby.
Alternatively, if you do not want our medical personnel and/or emergency vehicle(s) to be seen, we are more than happy to be on “stand-by” nearby (unseen by your event attendees) and we will respond immediately if we are required. If emergency vehicles are not required normal vehicles can be used. However, if marked vehicles are used, our personnel will be in uniform ‘A’ or ‘B’.
N.B. If your special business event is taking place in the East of England geographical area (i.e. Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire), East London or North London we will give you a generous 10% GOODWILL DISCOUNT!!! To claim your 10% discount please quote the reference “BUSINESS.10” when you ask us for a quotation.
WHY CHOOSE ‘ALPHA MEDICAL’ FOR YOUR BUSINESS EVENT?
Please consider all of the following points before you book medical cover for your event.
✔ Alpha Medical Group is a highly respected and well-established medical business. We started our business in 1997. We have therefore been delivering our medical services for 24 years and are now a leading provider of cost-effective and high-quality event medical cover. If you are looking for a 100% reliable company we are proud to say that we have never let a client down!
✔ All of our clients also benefit from cost-effective fees and exceptional value-for-money. Over the years we have provided expert medical cover for numerous business events and we have built up an excellent reputation with regard to flexibility and a friendly, personal We value every client and we will treat everyone at your event as an individual with specific needs and requirements. Our medical personnel will give you and your business maximum support.
✔ Alpha Medical Group is owned and managed by Steve Richards who is a healthcare professional who has worked with patients, in ambulances and hospitals, since 1969. Steve is dual-qualified –i.e. he is a practicing HCPC registered Paramedic (No.20819) and an HCPC registered Operating Department Practitioner (No.15341) who qualified in He therefore has more than fifty years of invaluable knowledge and experience with regard to many aspects of patient care, road and air transport and the provision of professional medical cover for many different types of event – including various events that have been attended by members of the Royal family and other V.I.P.’s.
✔ Steve is also a member of the College of Paramedics (CoP), the British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS) and the Medical Equestrian Association (MEA). In addition he is a qualified Clinical Instructor with professional adult teaching and assessing qualifications.
✔ The fact that ‘Alpha Medical’ is run by an experienced healthcare professional is really important because, these days, more or less anyone is legally allowed to advertise an ‘event medical service’ in the UK. This unfortunately means that there are now numerous individuals (including many security guards and “first aid trainers” etc) and non-professional opportunistic businesses who advertise a “medical” or “first aid” service but they do not have an appropriate professional healthcare qualification or the necessary medical knowledge and/or prehospital care experience to effectively manage a wide range of injuries and acute medical conditions that can and do occur at some events. In addition some of the above non-professional services do not carry out the appropriate checks on personnel and/or may not be well-equipped or may not be fully insured and/or able to give drugs etc. If you use Alpha Medical you will benefit from professional care and maximum value for money.
✔ You will be pleased to know that Alpha Medical is able to offer you various options so you are able to book the exact level of medical cover and general nursing assistance that you want for your event. We are more than happy to provide just one suitably qualified and experienced person for a small business event – e.g. an NHS qualified Ambulance Technician or an HCPC registered Paramedic to work ‘solo’. Alternatively, if you are holding a large business event, we are also able to supply a multi-skilled medical team with specialist vehicles and equipment. In addition, if required, we will also help you to carry out a Medical Risk Assessment and/or produce a detailed written Event Safety Management Plan that will be tailored to your specific requirements.
✔ Alpha Medical regularly provides Paramedics, Nurses, Ambulance Technicians, Emergency Medical Technicians and First Response Emergency Care (i.e. Level 3, 4 or 5) qualified personnel for event medical cover. Please note that the respected FREC suite of prehospital care qualifications are nationally recognized and approved by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Faculty of PreHospital Care. For more details please see the “Training Courses” section of this website.
✔ Our company is able to provide professional medical and nursing personnel who have different medical and nursing qualifications to suit the specific requirements of your event. For example, our HCPC registered Paramedics are able to use various drugs and/or intravenous infusions that basic ‘event first aid services’ are not allowed.
✔ In addition, our medical personnel carry advanced life support equipment that qualified first-aiders are not legally allowed to use. This is because our experienced Paramedics are professionally qualified and therefore able to perform various life-saving procedures and techniques that can only be lawfully performed by a HCPC registered Paramedic or a qualified medical doctor.
✔ The fact that our sister company (i.e. Alpha Training & Consultancy Limited) is a nationally accredited training provider means that our medical personnel are able to benefit from high quality training courses, regular updates and scenario practice sessions that are delivered and assessed by practicing Paramedics who have the essential real-life experience to ensure that all of our personnel work as a team and are able to manage minor and serious incidents in a safe and professional way
✔ This means that our personnel are knowledgeable and skilled with regard to the safe administration of medical gases, advanced airway management, resuscitation, defibrillation, acute medical emergencies, bleeding, burns and scalds, musculoskeletal injuries, immobilization, decisions, safeguarding, manual handling, health and safety, infection control and many other topics
✔ Please note that, if you use our professional medical cover service your business event(s), you will also be given a generous 20% DISCOUNT if you would like any of your employees to attend ANY course delivered in our training centre. An additional discount will be given if you book two or more people on the same course. The above discounts obviously mean that your business or organization will be able to save a significant amount of money in the future if you use Alpha Training and Consultancy Ltd (ATC) for any First Aid at Work course and/or any of our statutory Health and Safety training courses and/or any other course delivered by our specialist instructors. Please see the “Training Courses” section of the website for more details.
✔ Alpha Medical Group is also able to provide a variety of specialist well-equipped vehicles and other medical facilities manned by qualified medical personnel. Subject to availability we can supply conventional Ambulances, Mobile Medical Units, 4×4 Paramedic Units, Rapid Response Vehicles, Quad bikes, Cycle Responders and other resources for any large business event.
✔ In addition, if you would like a permanent first aid room or a fully-equipped medical centre set up in your business premises, Alpha Medical will be pleased to give you a comprehensive ‘fixed fee’ quotation – to include the provision of medical and/or nursing staff if you so wish.
✔ We will always do our best to exceed your expectations and give you maximum value for money.
PLEASE ASK US FOR A WRITTEN ‘FIXED FEE’ QUOTATION
Please send us an email to tell us about your corporate or business event and how we can assist you. We will give you as much help as possible and send you a detailed ‘fixed fee’ no-obligation quotation.
ALTERNATIVELY PLEASE TELEPHONE 01473 499995 ANYTIME We’re at YOUR service 24 HOURS a day ~ 7 DAYS a week ~ 365 DAYS a year
EARLY BOOKING IS ADVISED FOR ONE-OFF OR ANNUAL EVENTS!
If you would like a written ‘fixed fee’ quotation it will obviously be supplied to you free of charge and you will be under no obligation whatsoever to use Alpha Medical Group for your event. However, if you would like to use our company, we respectfully suggest that you book us a.s.a.p. because we allocate our medical personnel, vehicles and equipment on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis.
In addition, if your event is going to be held on a WEEKEND or on a BANK HOLIDAY, it is even more important to firmly book your event medical cover as early as possible. This is because the majority of events are held at weekends or on public holidays so the majority of medical providers tend to get booked up very quickly and it’s really difficult or impossible to accept any additional or late bookings.