Our volunteer doctors offer a wide range of advanced skills that are not routinely provided by NHS pre-hospital resources. One of these very specialist skills is the ability to provide pre-hospital surgical intervention in the most extreme of circumstances.
Each individual doctor carries all of the kit necessary at all times. In order to prepare for this the surgical kit bag has been designed in such a way that only the most essential equipment is carried. This improves the timeliness of the procedure and makes it as simple as possible.
These surgical procedures are only done in the extremes of illness or injury and in very specific circumstances. It is often said that the most difficult part of undertaking one of these procedures is making the decision to do it.