Whether you are planning a corporate event for a few dozen special clients, a large-scale music festival that thousands of people are expected to attend, or an outdoor film shoot involving stunts or extras, making sure that there is adequate medical cover at all times should be your biggest priority. While most events go off without a hitch, it is vital to ensure that qualified personnel are on hand to deal with any medical emergencies that may arise. This is especially important if the event you are planning will be held in a relatively remote location, far from the nearest hospital or clinic.

Choosing the Right Firm for the Job

There are quite a few companies that provide event medical cover in the UK and while you might get lucky if you pick one at random, it is advisable to spend some time researching the options in your part of the country before making your choice. Some of the most important factors to consider when choosing a company to provide medical cover at your event are listed below.

• Official Recognition – Private and public companies that provide medical services in the United Kingdom are required by law to be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). With this in mind, the very first thing you should check when evaluating potential providers is whether they are in fact CQC registered. If this is not the case, you should move swiftly on to the next company on your list.

• Vehicles – Emergency medical care consists primarily of techniques intended to stabilise the patient until they arrive at the A&E department of the nearest hospital. To ensure there is no delay in their arrival, you should focus your attention on companies that have fully-equipped emergency vehicles when searching for an event medical cover provider. The faster your provider is able to transport patients to the nearest hospital, the better the chances that the people in question will make a full recovery.

• Tailored Solutions – Different types of event require different types and levels of medical cover so if you want to make sure that your event has the best medical solution possible, you need to find a company that provides tailored packages rather than a one-size-fits-all service. Specialist providers should be able to provide anything from a single medical professional with an ambulance to a whole team of paramedics equipped with a fleet of emergency response vehicles.

• Pricing – Although medical skills and equipment should be at the top of your list when evaluating the companies that provide event cover in your part of the world, the prices they charge will also need to be taken into consideration. The best medical team available will be of little use to you if the fees they charge are way above what you can afford.

If you would like to speak to a team of professionals with years of experience providing medical cover at events across the country, call OMS today. We look forward to serving you in the near future.