Serious Injuries and Conditions

STOP

DO YOU NEED AN NHS AMBULANCE
OR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE UK?

 

EVERY PATIENT should be given the most appropriate treatment for their INJURY or MEDICAL CONDITION as quickly as possible

 

This GUIDE will help you to decide if you should ask MEDICAL ASSISTANCE UK to visit the patient

OR contact your GP for advice and/or treatment

OR telephone 999 for an NHS AMBULANCE

 

There are many minor injuries and minor medical conditions that can be efficiently managed by Medical Assistance UK personnel  

 

In addition, if our experienced healthcare professionals think that the patient should be seen in a hospital, we will recommend this - and, if required, we can then provide an ambulance car or a fully equipped private ambulance to take the patient to hospital

 

PLEASE TELEPHONE 999, AND ASK FOR AN NHS AMBULANCE, IF THE PATIENT HAS ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS...

 

  • Any significant AIRWAY PROBLEM
  • Any OBSTRUCTED AIRWAY problem - e.g. serious choking
  • Any adult or child who is NOT BREATHING properly
  • Any major BREATHING PROBLEM and/or "respiratory distress"
  • Any bad ASTHMA attack - e.g. if medication has not worked
  • CARDIAC ARREST - e.g. UNRESPONSIVE AND NOT BREATHING
  • CYANOSIS - i.e. BLUE face, lips, ear lobes etc
  • CHEST PAIN especially with SHORTNESS OF BREATH
  • CHEST PAIN with a history of a PREVIOUS HEART PROBLEM
  • CHEST PAIN not relieved by the patients medication - e.g. GTN spray
  • CHEST PAIN with a GREY FACE ("ashen complexion"), SWEATING
  • CHEST PAIN with NAUSEA/VOMITING
  • PAIN RADIATING elsewhere with or without chest pain - e.g. travelling down the arm(s) or up to the jaw or to the tummy or between the shoulder blades
  • SUDDEN PALPITATIONS ('fluttering of the heart') if the symptom was followed by fainting and/or loss of consciousness
  • PALE, COLD, CLAMMY after an injury
  • PALE, COLD, CLAMMY, MOODY if a conscious known DIABETIC has not responded to the usual food and drink remedy
  • PROLONGED and/or REPEATED CONVULSIONS (FITS)
  • UNCONSCIOUSNESS/UNRESPONSIVE
  • SEVERE PAIN from any MAJOR INJURY or medical CONDITION
  • MAJOR (or MULTISYSTEM) TRAUMA including significant BURNS/SCALDS, SEVERE OR UNCONTROLLABLE BLEEDING & FRACTURES/DISLOCATIONS
  • ALL ROAD TRAFFIC COLLISIONS if one or more people are injured
  • SUSPECTED ANAPHYLACTIC (ALLERGIC) REACTION - ESPECIALLY IF THE PATIENT HAS A PROBELM WITH HIS AIRWAY AND/OR BREATHING
  • LOSS OF MOVEMENT/SENSATION DOWN ONE SIDE, LOSS OF SPEECH

 

 The above list is NOT exhaustive.  Always use your common sense.  Only ask MAUK personnel to visit if you feel that the injury or medical condition is NOT life or limb threatening.  If you have any doubts, with regard to the potential seriousness of an injury or medical condition, always telephone 999 for an NHS ambulance

In some circumstances any delay may result in unnecessary suffering and/or loss of life   

IF THE PATIENT IS A CHILD PLEASE BE ADDITIONALLY CAREFUL

Please note that Medical Assistance UK Ltd is not an Emergency Service so, if you have a
serious injury or condition, please telephone 999 and ask for an Ambulance

Also, please note that all of the professional and other services advertised on this website (including all services that are Care Quality Commission 'regulated activities' and all
other non-regulated services) are either provided by CQC registered providers or other providers/suppliers if CQC registration is not required. Medical Assistance UK Limited acts
in referral and/or co-ordination capacity only for different types of business and/or various services and professionals. We also offer an online shop and an online medical information centre for your use