Emergency Doctor Call-outs Increase
28 January 2015, 07:46
Voluntary doctors were called out 300 times more in the East Midlands last year compared to 2013, up 20%.
Emergency doctors were called out 1515 times in the East Midlands in 2014, an increase of 20% over last year.
Most of the call-outs were to car crashes or medical emergencies.
EMICS Doctors are all volunteers who are fully trained in trauma work and support our region's paramedics with some of their most serious casualties.
The team is made up of 22 doctors in the East Midlands.
Dr Leon Roberts MBE, is a Lieutenant Colonel in The Royal Army Medical Corps and the Senior Medical Officer at Kendrew Barracks in Cottesmore.
He also serves as an emergency doctor with the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, as do many of the EMICS doctors:
'We go to road traffic collisions, where patients are trapped and seriously injured.
'We deal with people in cardiac arrest and paediatric injuries and paediatric trauma with children.
'We can go to anything that the ambulance service think we can add value to.'