Voices from Immediate Care
An interview with Dr Pam Crispin
Dr Pam Crispin is a consultant in intensive care medicine and a recently retired immediate care doctor with the Suffolk Accident Rescue Scheme (SARS), an affiliated scheme of the British Association for Immediate Care. Pam was first introduced to immediate care in 2005 and in this podcast she recalls her early days, the people who have influenced her practice and 'being a girl in pre-hospital care'. Describing herself as 'a small, middle aged woman in glasses', Pam tells her story in an amusing and lighthearted manner.Interviewed in May 2020 by Tony Kemp.Theme music:Sahara(Magnus Moone).
An interview with Dr Neville Silverstone OBE
Now in his 90's Neville recalls the early days of immediate care in East Anglia. Inspired following meeting our founder Dr Ken Easton, Neville's pioneering work brought together over 100 GPs, nurses, fire, ambulance and police services along with an innovative communication system to form the Mid Anglia General Practitioners Accident Service (MAGPAS). He describes the early days of the British Association for Immediate Care, of which he was a founding member, and discusses the impact of the introduction of motorways alongside early fundraising efforts.Interviewed in May 2020 by Tony Kemp.Theme music:Sahara(Magnus Moone).
An interview with Dr Judith Fisher
Dr Judith Fisher was a founding member, and later chair, of the British Association for Immediate Care. She recounts some of her story and remembers the influences of Dr Ken Easton, Prof Peter Safar and Asmund Laerdal amongst others on her largely voluntary career in pre-hospital care and resuscitation training. Judith recalls the role of the Association in founding the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the crowd doctors course following the Hillsborough disaster as well as her wider involvement in pre-hospital care, including through WADEM.Interviewed in May 2020 by Tony Kemp.Theme music: Sahara (Magnus Moone).