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Community Emergency Medicine Services

(CEMS)

Equipped. Empowered. Ever ready to eleviate the pressure on the hospital system.


CEMS is a service that’s entirely unique to Lincolnshire and its residents. This is rapid response. With a difference. We offer something quite extraordinary; Wherever there is a medical need, we have the experience and equipment on-board our response vehicles, to bring specialist medical procedures to the patient. We provide enhanced care, over and above the care accessed at you GP surgery, including blood testing and ultrasound at the scene. Right there and then. Everything is sorted and the need for the patient to enter the healthcare system is minimised. Imagine the positive impact that makes on the individual and on NHS resources.

When there’s a complex medical emergency. Whether at home or in the workplace. If a patient has nowhere else to turn, or our colleagues in the ambulance service require specialist support, they turn to CEMS.

This isn’t just back up care. It’s advanced treatment, anywhere it’s needed.

Unlike many of our other response teams, the CEMS Clinicians are not volunteers, they’re all paid medical professionals. This is their vocation. They’re empowered by LIVES to make a judgement call as to which call-outs they attend, based on clinical need and the direct benefit to both the patient and the health service as a whole. That means if CEMS respond, you can take it as read, you’re in the best hands. However long it takes. Whatever is required. They’ll give everything to achieve a positive outcome. Trust us on that.

Ready and waiting.

We have three highly equipped response vehicles, ready and waiting. CEMS is supported solely by qualified medical specialists and experienced clinicians, including doctors, paramedics, and nurses.

The specialist skills within the CEMS team mean they can carry out many procedures, that often an ambulance crew cannot. This could be anything from stitching and treating a serious wound to diagnosing and treating complex diabetic emergencies in the patients’ own home for example – removing the strain on A&E and freeing it up to focus on other emergencies. In short, CEMS facilitates optimum discharge on scene and tries to circumvent the need for a patient to attend hospital/A&E. It significantly alleviates clinical workloads. Right now, that’s more important than ever.

The CEMS team is committed to:

  • Bringing focused value to a medical emergency situation.
  • Delivering mobile expertise and innovation right where it’s needed, including ultrasound from a handheld device.
  • Combining leading edge medical treatment with award winning tech innovation to radically improve patient outcomes.

The CEMS team. Capable of amazing things. Right there on the scene.

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