Community First Responders

The Practice also works  alongside the local community first responder scheme which currently covers the area immediately around Caldbeck and Hesket Newmarket.

This scheme is organised by local volunteers who are trained in basic life support and are called by the ambulance service to attend to patients who have collapsed or may be suffering from heart problems.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a first responder yourself, or would like to help with fundraising, you can contact the local organiser Philippa Groves(telephone 016974 78555). No previous experience is needed, and all the necessary training is provided by North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust.