SPECIALIST MEDICAL COVER
RECREATIONAL SPORT EVENT
Alpha Medical Group is able to provide a highly professional, comprehensive, 100% reliable and affordable medical cover service for different types of recreational sport including the following…
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.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Safety Advisory Groups (SAG’s), insurance companies and different sports organizations all now stipulate minimum medical requirements for nearly every type of recreational sport event.
If you have organized any type of recreational sport event in the past you will know that the provision of specialist medical cover is usually a strict requirement and there are now various rules and regulations with regard to the medical requirements for different types of event.
Most people who have taken part in or watched any form of recreational sport are aware of the usual injuries that tend to occur. Fortunately the majority of recreational sports injuries are minor. However, very occasionally, someone suffers a more serious injury or an acute medical problem.
It is therefore considered normal now for the majority of recreational sport events to have one or more medical personnel in attendance to ensure all competitors, officials and spectators receive prompt, safe and effective medical care when it is required.
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 recreational sportevent 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 “LEISURE.10” when you ask us for a quotation.
WHY CHOOSE ‘ALPHA MEDICAL’ FOR YOUR 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 affordable fees and exceptional value-for-money. Over the years we have provided expert medical cover for numerous recreational sport 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 recreational sport events sometimes result in a serious injury that requires expert care – e.g. C-spine fracture.
✔ 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. 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 your specific requirements.
✔ We are more than happy to provide just one suitably qualified and experienced person for your event – e.g. an NHS qualified Ambulance Technician or an HCPC registered Paramedic to work ‘solo’ with a well-equipped vehicle. Alternatively, we are also able to supply a multi-skilled medical team with specialist vehicles, equipment and medical supplies.
✔ 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 event medical cover, 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 (ATC) 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 recreational sportevent. 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. Please see the sample client recommendations below.
“The Pre65 Motorcross Club cannot recommend your services enough. Always professional and friendly. Everyone is happy when it’s Alpha Medical on the day. Many thanks”.
Lesley Willmore, Pre65 Motocross Club Limited
“I cannot recommend Steve and the team at Alpha Medical highly enough. We have been using Alpha Medical as our event Paramedics and also our First Aid training providers for several years now and they never fail to provide an incredibly professional, reliable, friendly and affordable service”….“Five Stars!!!!!”
Antonia (Bo) Hardwick BHS AI MSc
Poplar Park Equestrian Centre
PLEASE ASK US FOR A WRITTEN ‘FIXED FEE’ QUOTATION
Please send us an email to tell us about your recreational sport 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.