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BASICs Doctors

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

13. To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received on the role of British Association for Immediate Care doctors in emergency response; and if he will make a statement. (255407)

In the last 12 months, we have received a small number of letters on the role of BASICs in emergency response. There was an adjournment debate in June 2008 and an Early Day Motion tabled by the hon. Member for Winchester (Mr. Oaten).

We think BASICs doctors provide an excellent service and regional strategic health authorities, who are responsible for trauma care in their areas are examining how pre-hospital care can be improved including the sort of services provided by BASICs doctors.