Chairman: Dr Tim Gray MBE
Clinical lead: Dr Mark Folman
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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.
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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.
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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