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Medical Support Services

Support to ambulance service

Providing crewed ambulances to support local Ambulance Services.

Assisting with backfilling during major incidents.

Provide emergency medical courier services.

British Red Cross, Scotland
International Rescue Corps
Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland (MRCofS)
ScotsERVS
St Andrew's First Aid

First aid & medical posts

Providing first aid & medical posts at various sites including reception and rest centres, incident sites

Provision of medically qualified staff as appropriate

British Association for Immediate Care, Scotland (BASICS)
British Red Cross, Scotland
International Rescue Corps
St Andrew's First Aid
Salvation Army (East)
Salvation Army (North)
Salvation Army (West)

Provision of field hospitals/supplementary treatment centres

Supply and set-up of field hospitals or mobile/supplementary treatment centres, incident sites

British Red Cross, Scotland

Auxiliary role in hospitals

Assisting health professionals in hospitals with medical and non medical tasks (admin, staffing friends/relatives centres and escorting visitors) 

Salvation Army (East)
Salvation Army (North)
Salvation Army (West)
Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) (previously WRVS)

Assistance with vaccination

Assisting with administration, distribution of vaccines and/or public information relating to the need for vaccination

British Red Cross, Scotland

Mobility aid equipment

Short term provision of mobility aids to promote independence sich as wheelchairs and walking sticks

British Red Cross, Scotland

Assistance with medical provision

Arranging access to prescription and medication

British Red Cross, Scotland
St Andrew's First Aid