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BASICS Essex, formerly known as BASICS Essex Accident Rescue Service or B.E.A.R.S, is a charity made up of volunteer doctors and paramedics who respond to incidents at the request of the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

We help save lives in communities across Essex and can be at your side in minutes, day or night. We're proud to supplement the outstanding service provided by our ambulance clinicians. 

We receive no government funding and rely solely upon your donations.

BASICS Essex emergency response vehicle and volunteer responder
BASICS Essex emergency response vehicle
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Our committed volunteer doctors and paramedics make themselves available around the clock throughout the year.  They are often first on the scene, be it at the roadside, in a field, or a home emergency.  


We have operated in Essex since 1973. 


Our qualified and experienced doctors and paramedics respond from home, or as part of a medical response team, in the schemes own Enhanced Care Car.  The doctors and paramedics are able to provide additional treatment on the scene, like providing enhanced pain relief or emergency surgical interventions where required.

With calls increasing BASICS Essex needs your support. You can help save more lives in your local area. Support us today and help us to continue to provide our vital lifesaving service to your local community.

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