SPECIALIST MEDICAL COVER
Alpha Medical Group is able to provide a highly professional, comprehensive, 100% reliable and cost-effective service for many different types of community event including the following…
Family Fun Days
Food and drink shows
Dare Devil Shows
Local Authority events
Local business events
N.B. The above list is not exhaustive. However it will give you an indication of the different types of motorsport events that we attend
If you have organized any type of community event in the past you will know that there are many rules and regulations that must be considered. The Health and Safety Executive was established in 1975 and it has now been publishing leaflets and guides for the last forty-six years. In addition, in recent years, the HSE has used its website to provide a considerable amount of information and guidance. Please visit www.hse.gov.uk/event-safety for further details
The HSE initially published a “Guide to Health, Safety and Welfare at Pop Concerts and other similar events” and the publication was then superseded by the “Events Safety Guide” that was soon nicknamed the ‘Purple Guide’. These days the ‘Purple Guide’ is written by “the Events Industry Forum in consultation with the events industry. Its aim is to help those event organizers…to manage health and safety, particularly at large-scale music and similar events”. For further information please visit the Events Industry Forum website – i.e. www.eventsindustryforum.co.uk
There are obviously many types of community event that need different levels of medical cover. Large public events usually involve a Safety Advisory Group (SAG). “SAG’s are usually…co-ordinated by a Local Authority and made up of representatives from the Local authority, emergency services and other relevant bodies”. SAG’s provide advice to event organizers who are legally responsible for ensuring event safety.
In our opinion it is essential for every community event to have professional medical cover available to provide prompt, safe and effective medical care when it is required. Over the years Alpha Medical has been trusted by numerous event organizers to provide medical cover for their events…and, to the best of our knowledge and belief, we have always delivered a high quality service.
Another major advantage of using Alpha Medical is the fact that, if your event is solely to raise funds for a registered charity or a good cause, we will give the organizer a generous DISCOUNT or the charity or good cause a DONATION as a goodwill gesture.
Our medical personnel are able to provide professional medical cover for many different types of event. We have the necessary medical knowledge, experience, equipment and skills to manage a wide range of injuries and acute medical conditions in a competent and effective way. Please note that our knowledgeable and experienced clinicians are used to responding very quickly to single and multiple casualty incidents…and working in challenging conditions – e.g. in bad weather and/or on rough terrain.
We also understand that some events are very carefully timed and it is not unusual for a race, or another type of event, to continue whilst a medical incident is being managed. Whatever the situation we understand the need for safety at all times and the importance of good communication with the organizer and other officials – and we will always do our best to clear the area as soon as possible.
N.B. If your community event is being held 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 significant 10% DISCOUNT because – for business, environmental and other reasons – we want to do as much work as possible in our region of the UK. To claim your discount please quote the reference “COMMUNITY.10” when you ask us for a quotation.
WHY CHOOSE ‘ALPHA MEDICAL’ FOR YOUR COMMUNITY 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 receive exceptional value-for-money. Over the years we have provided professional medical cover for numerous community events and we have built up an excellent reputation with regard to flexibility and a friendly, personal We value every client and treat every casualty as an individual with specific needs and requirements.
✔ 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 five decades 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.
✔ 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.
✔ It is also important to emphasize that Alpha Medical specializes in providing professional medical cover for different types of high-risk We would like to stress this fact because some community events can result in a serious injury that requires expert care – e.g. C-spine fractures.
✔ You will be pleased to know that Alpha Medical is able to offer you various options so you are able to choose the level of medical cover that you would like for your event – taking into account your medical risk assessment. We are more than happy to provide just one suitably qualified and experienced person for a small event – e.g. an NHS qualified Ambulance Technician or an HCPC registered Paramedic to work ‘solo’ on a single-crewed vehicle. Alternatively, we are also able to supply a multi-skilled medical team with specialist vehicles, equipment and medical facilities. If required, we will also help you to carry out a Medical Risk Assessment and/or produce a written Event Safety Management Plan that will be tailored to the specific requirements of your event.
✔ 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 event medical cover service, you will also be given a generous 20% DISCOUNT if you book any individual or group of people on ANY course delivered in our dedicated medical training centre by our experienced specialist instructors. Alpha Training and Consultancy Limited delivers a wide range of courses including First Aid at Work, Paediatric Emergency First Aid and all of the statutory Health and Safety courses and updates. For more information please see the “Training Courses” section of this website.
✔ 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 usually supply large conventional Ambulances, Mobile Medical Units, 4×4 Paramedic Units, Rapid Response Vehicles, Quad bikes, Cycle Responders and other resources for your community event. We also work with other respected event medical companies when they need more specialist vehicles and/or extra medical resources and/or additional medical personnel.
✔ We will always do our best to exceed your expectations and give you maximum value for money.
Every assignment is different and our medical personnel are able to adapt to every type of event. As previously stated we are more than happy to provide professional medical cover for large, medium and much smaller community events such as the annual Stisted Hall Summer Fete. Please see the client recommendation below
PLEASE ASK US FOR A WRITTEN ‘FIXED FEE’ QUOTATION
Please send us an email to tell us about your community 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!
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 community event. However, if you would like to use our company, we respectfully suggest that you firmly 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.