Swift Medics

About SWIFT Medics

Swift Medics are volunteer doctors living and/or working in Wiltshire. We provide out of hospital emergency medical care in Wiltshire at the scene of serious accidents or sudden severe medical conditions such as cardiac arrest, severe asthma or meningitis.

At the scene of an emergency there are a certain number of patients who benefit from the type of care traditionally provided IN hospital. This may include provision of strong painkillers or a pre-hospital anaesthetic, lifesaving surgical procedures such as tracheostomy, re-inflation of collapsed lungs or treatment for multiple limb fractures. Perhaps the most important role is the medical management of an accident scene, prioritising & organising the treatment of a number of casualties is one of SWIFT Medics’ most important jobs.

The aim of SWIFT Medics is to provide and maintain a very high standard of this type of care throughout Wiltshire. Our standards are regulated by ourselves, the South Western Ambulance Service & the Care Quality Commission.

We tie in with the Wiltshire Air Ambulance and The Great Western Air Ambulance, we regularly staff the aircraft with a volunteer doctor. We are however a separate & independent charity from the Wiltshire  & The Great Western Air 

Currently the state is unable or unwilling to fund this level of care in Wiltshire. SWIFT Medics receive no funding from the NHS, the doctors’ time is not paid for, the initial and ongoing training is funded by the charity or the doctors themselves. All of our highly specialised equipment and medicines are currently paid for by the charity.


Immediate care course (1 week)
Police response driving course (3 weeks)
Defibrillator monitor
Personal protective equipment (overalls, helmet, boots etc.)
Pre-hospital anaesthesia course (3 days)
Capnograph (monitoring anaesthetised patients)
Emergency care starter kit

Forthcoming Events

»Charity evening

»Trowbridge Fire Station 5 for 50


Recent Incidents

At 05:45 on Sunday morning two senior Doctors from SWIFT Medics were dispatched by South Western Ambulance Service Special Operations Desk to attend a serious single vehicle collision in Savernake Forest near Marlborough. 

Tragically one of the patients died at the scene, four patients were treated and transferred to hospital. The Doctors provided full critical care to stabilise the patients prior to transfer. SWIFT Medics worked closely with paramedics from Wiltshire Air Ambulance and South Western Ambulance Service. 

Our thoughts are with the patients, their families and the other emergency service teams who helped. 

Please see our Twitter feed for the latest incidents @SWIFTMedics have been called to.


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