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Media Medical Support

Film Crew/ Media Medical Support – Medics and Equipment

Extreme environments, managing medical risk and providing gold-standard medical backup is WEMs core business. We have been supporting some of the world’s largest, and some the smallest, media productions quietly, without a fuss for the past two decades and our client lists speaks for itself;

Paramount Studios, Viacom, CBS Survivor, CBS, Amazon Prime, BBC Natural History Unit, BBC TV, BBC Children in Need, European Music Awards, Channel4, ITV TV, Discovery, Universal Pictures, MTV, Working Title Films and Ginger Productions.

“We contracted a large medical team made up of doctors, paramedics and nurses through World Extreme Medicine Limited for our 6-month remote location shoot in Fiji and we couldn’t be happier. The team from the top down were extremely professional and easy to deal with at all levels of the operation. Ultimately our number one concern is the health and safety of our cast and crew and at all times it felt we were in extremely capable hands. From a logistics and production standpoint we also really appreciate the professionalism and “can do” attitude these guys bring to the table. They are a real pleasure to work with and I hope to continue our relationship with WEM for many years to come.”Jesse Jensen – Co-Executive Producer – US ‪Survivor

We can provide full Expedition Medical Support for production teams and celebrities on your television or photographic project worldwide. We have an impressive portfolio of experienced medical professionals on our books, many of whom have media experience both on and off camera. Using WEM to provide your Expedition Medical Support resolves some of the most important logistical and safety considerations of foreign travel in remote environments.

“Behind every challenge and adventure is a logistics team that work tirelessly behind the scenes. World Extreme Medicine provide the support and logistics that ensured a safe and successful adventure. They organised the event in record time without compromising safety or quality.

Quite simply, we couldn’t have done it without them”.   Ben Fogle

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We also provide other expedition equipment, preparation and back up services such as:

  • Expedition Leader
  • Casualty Evacuation Plan
  • Risk Assessment
  • Pre-expedition medical advice for all crew
  • Satellite phone
  • Radios
  • Medical kit including fluids and drugs
  • 24-hour phone medical cover
A Selection of Our Customers
Paramount Studios
Universal Studios
Discovery Channel
MTV European Music Awards
Amazon Prime
We Can Provide
Fully qualified and experienced doctor, nurse or paramedic. Available for pre-expedition planning meetings and briefings
Expedition Leader As above
Wilderness Medical Kit Rented on a weekly basis, including fluids and drugs (only to be supplied with an EML doctor)
Risk Assessments Pre-expedition medical advice for all crew
Satellite phone Rented on a weekly basis/call time charged as extra
Casualty Evacuation Plan
Radios Rented on a weekly basis
Gamov Bag Rented on a weekly basis
24-hour medical helpline


Please be aware that this structure can be adapted to suit the needs of your project since no two expeditions or remote locations are alike. We work with you to define your needs and recruit the appropriate medical professional.

‘I’d just like to say thank you for all your help – I’ve had lots of applicants through World Extreme Medicine from all over the world, so that’s been really great. For your information, as of late Wednesday afternoon we have found our medic, so I no longer require our ad to be ‘out there’ so to speak!” … “We would definitely consider using WEM in the future, if a suitable role comes up”  C.M | ASSISTANT PRODUCER | BBC NATURAL HISTORY UNIT

Satellite Driven ‘Reach-back’ Facility

WEM can offer a SATELLITE  ‘reach-back’ facility to UK based doctors. We are able to provide medical advice to clients in the field on all medical issues from primary care, tropical diseases and through to emergency medical conditions.

We can act as your specialist medical back up; supporting and empowering you to effectively deliver medical services in remote or hostile environments.

Access to this facility is just a phone call or satellite communication away.

We can provide

  • The capability to communicate via BGAN or Iridium satellite communications directly with the UK accessing real-time advice on dealing with the most demanding medical situations
  • We can provide the equipment and the expertise for you to feel confident and comfortable in any hostile or remote location.
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