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British Association of Immediate Care Doctors: Standards

Volume 474: debated on Monday 31 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the (a) performance and (b) contribution of British Association for Immediate Care doctors in the treatment of severe trauma; and if he will make a statement. (197852)

The Department acknowledges the valuable support that British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS) doctors offer to the national health service locally, recognising that the availability of medical advice and assistance can bring added advantages to some seriously injured patients. However, it is a matter for the NHS locally to decide how they use BASICS doctors, and where they are in a position to provide this support, close links will be made to ensure that they are used to the greatest advantage.