East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme

What We Do

EMICS is a network of volunteer doctors with specialist training in pre-hospital emergency medicine who assist East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) at the scene of life threatening emergencies. EMICS doctors provide advanced specialist skills at the point of accident or injury, where they are needed most. 

“Thank you for saving my little girl. Six years on and we will never forget the quick response of Dr Matt Woods, we owe you everything!”

Our volunteer doctors turn out at all hours, in all weather conditions, 365 days a year. This is all done on a voluntary basis, responding from home in their own vehicles, around normal work commitments. 

Our doctors are dispatched alongside usual NHS resources to the most serious incidents in the region and arrive at scene carrying all their own kit and medications, funded entirely by the charity. 

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Who We Are

We are an independent not-for-profit, registered charity of specialist volunteer doctors, based across the East Midlands region.

The support we offer East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) is provided free-of-charge to the NHS. This is only achievable through our network of dedicated and passionate doctors who all give their time voluntarily and the generosity of donors across the East Midlands. We receive no government or NHS funding – we are 100% reliant on charitable donations.

Our doctors undergo a rigorous selection process and they must be prepared to commit to volunteering for at least 3 years. We put them through an intensive in-house Competency Based Training Programme, mentoring, and monitoring them along the way.

There are no central staff costs, all our support team are volunteers, which means all money raised goes directly towards saving lives.

Where We Operate

Our network of volunteer doctors covers the entire East Midlands region – Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire. 

Covering such a vast area, our volunteer doctors are called out to a wide range of incidents, in varied terrains from city centres to the more remote areas of the Derbyshire Dales and everywhere in between.

Latest News & Updates

Twelve months ago, many of us would never have envisaged a global pandemic let alone be prepared for the impact...
Almost one year on since the outbreak of COVID-19 here in the UK, our team of volunteer doctors continue to work...
Our volunteer doctors offer a wide range of advanced skills that are not routinely provided by NHS pre-hospital resources. One...
In the early hours of 2 January one of our volunteer Doctors worked along side our EMAS paramedic colleagues to...
One of our recent call-outs was to a Motocross accident where a patient had sustained a severe open fracture dislocation...

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Another team effort this weekend from #EMICS, @EMASNHSTrust, @LNAACT & @DerbyMRT responding to a patient who had fallen from a horse.

#supportlocal #999family #pleaseshare #supportsmallcharities #PHEM #prehospitalcare #eastmidlands @BASICS_HQ #volunteermedics

Thank you to our friends from @edalemrt who gave our clinical lead @drcpress a lift home after a double puncture in rather challenging weather. EMICS work alongside the other emergency services at all times, in all conditions, every day of the year. #teamwork


Great teamwork tonight by @jethro1964 @EMASNHSTrust OHCA and ROSC achieved 👍 that’s 6 OHCA’s in 7 shifts and 3 ROSC’s thank to @lives @EMICS999 @Helimed54 earlier last week and over the weekend