Dr Rowley Cottingham, Chairman of SIMCAS, has become a verified GoodSAM responder and within a few days had received his first request for support from the South East Coast Ambulance Service, SECAMB. He said, “GoodSAM is a remarkable system pioneered by neurosurgeon Mark Wilson at the London Hospital and has revolutionised the responding community supporting […]
Dr Alan Pearce has announced that he is moving away from the SIMCAS area (Kent, Surrey and Sussex) and so will also be leaving SIMCAS, and relinquishing Chairmanship. He made the announcement at the SIMCAS members’ meeting on 28 Oct 2019. The chair now passes to Dr Rowley Cottingham. Rowley said, “It is difficult to […]
Tony Kemp was interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live tonight recounting his experience at the Shoreham Airshow crash. You can hear the interview by clicking on the orange arrow on the Soundcloud website And also on the BBC Radio 4 Today program And BBC news
A motorcycle collided with a car on the A2100 outside Battle at about 21.35 on Wednesday the 15th of July. The teenage car driver was released from his car by the Fire and Rescue Service as Dr Pearce from SIMCAS and crews from SECAMB treated him and the couple in their 60s from their motorcycle. […]
Two cars collided today (14th July 2015 )on the A267 at Wellshurst at approximately 14.40. Two casualties (one from each vehicle) were treated by teams from Southeast Coast Ambulance Service, The Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and Dr Alan Pearce from SIMCAS as well as another doctor who was a passer-by. Both casualties were were […]
SIMCAS member Tony Kemp was invited to make a Youtube video for King’s College London to explain his academic learning as well as discuss his work for SIMCAS and BASICS. You can see this by clicking on the image below.
Congratulations are in order for Tony Kemp who has been awarded the MBE for Services To Pre Hospital Emergency Care. He regularly teaches Pre-hospital Care for BASICS Education and is an examiner at the Faculty of Pre-hospital Care at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Tony’s voluntary involvement with Pre-hospital Care extends over 30-years. […]
Simon Keen has completed his marathon bike ride from London to Paris and in doing so raised £2,755.53 for SIMCAS. This is an amazing achievement. Well done and thank you! Simon wanted to support us after suffering in a terrible car crash in 2008 following which he was treated by Dr John Chatterjee from SIMCAS. […]
Simon Keen is raising funds for SIMCAS following his emergency treatment by SIMCAS Doctor, Dr John Chatterjee following a serious car crash in 2008. He is very appreciative of the work that we do. You can read about his forthcoming bike ride here. https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/simonkeen1 Please support him in his fundraising activity for us.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has inspected and fully approved SIMCAS as being fit for purpose in providing safe emergency care for the people of the South East of England. You can read their report here: http://www.cqc.org.uk/directory/1-263536480 We are pleased that we have met the criteria needed without any improvement or enforcements required.