Event planning

Event planning

EMAS would like to support and advise event organisers on providing a safe and enjoyable event.

If you've ever been to a rock concert, football or rugby match, or to watch motorbike or horse racing in the East Midlands then you may have come across our Events Team. Managed by Cliff Ward, the team provide paramedic cover and expertise at an ever-increasing number of public events.

Cliff works closely with our Resilience team to ensure the right level of medical and first aid resourcing is provided.

To obtain a quote for the cost of emergency medical event cover, or to discuss your requirements, please contact the relevant person below.

East Midlands Events Medical Cover

Clifford.Ward@emas.nhs.uk  

Emergency Preparedness and Resilience    

For Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire

Andy.magee@emas.nhs.uk

Celia.robbins@emas.nhs.uk

For Lincolnshire, north Lincolnshire and north east Lincolnshire

Nick.sentance@emas.nhs.uk

Tony.rouse@emas.nhs.uk

April.Kennedy@emas.nhs.uk

For Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Rutland

Garry.mawby@emas.nhs.uk

Hannah.squires@emas.nhs.uk

Guidance for event organisers

The following guidance is for event organisers to assist them in the provision of adequate first aid and medical cover for events following best practice and statutory guidance. 

Useful guides on the minimum and safe levels of cover dependant on the event type:           

  • The Purple Guide       
  • Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds 5th Edition (Department for Culture, Media and Sports)    
  • A Good Practice Guide For The Provision Of First Aid & Medical Services At UK Athletics Licensed Road Races (United Kingdom Athletics, Road Race Medical Services)

In planning for events the event organiser is expected to undertake a risk assessment that considers the medical requirements and decide on the level of cover required after consulting the above guides. The event organiser will need to ensure that a competent medical provider is appointed to provide medical cover and a number of checks should be made for the organisers to be assured that the medical provider is capable of delivering the service.

EMAS Events Team providing emergency cover at a firework display