SIMCAS clinicians are highly trained specialists and have years of experience in pre-hospital emergency care. Our team consists of Doctors, Nurses and Paramedics, all from various different backgrounds and with a wide variety of experiences during their career.
We bring an advanced level of clinical practice where it is needed the most. For example, our team can provide procedural sedation, advanced life support, rapid-sequence induction (RSI), advanced airway skills, life-saving surgical interventions and enhanced trauma assessment and care.
At other times we are happy to be an extra pair of hands and can be useful in providing a medical overview of the situation.
There is no external funding of equipment for these schemes and all of our members respond completely voluntarily. All items of equipment are provided by donations from the members of the local community.
Many areas around the UK now have their own immediate care scheme, consisting of Doctors, Nurses and Paramedics. Nationally in the UK these are grouped under the banner of the British Association for Immediate Care.
SIMCAS, the South East Coast Immediate Care Scheme covers the whole of Sussex, Kent and part of southern Surrey. It currently consists of doctors, nurses, paramedics, trainers and our treasurer. Visit our Meet the Team page to learn more about our clinicians.