Location Medical Support
At Expedition and Wilderness Medicine we are aware that many TV projects are getting more adventurous and travelling to more remote environments. In these circumstances it is vitally important to have a qualified doctor or medical professional on site should the unexpected happen. Many locations do not have first world medical facilities and an Expedition Medicine medic equipped with the latest mobile medical kit and satellite communication can provide the peace of mind to allow you to focus on the production of your project.
We can provide full medical cover 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 Expedition and Wilderness Medicine to provide your medical cover resolves some of the most important logistical and safety considerations of foreign travel in remote environments. Through our ties with Across the Divide Expeditions we are also able to assist in the provision of outdoor specialists and logistical support in the worlds most remote locations.
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
- Medical Kit including fluids and drugs
- Gamov Bag
- 24-hour phone medical cover
A selection of our customers
|Fully qualified and experienced medic||£350/day including pre-expedition meetings and travel days|
|Expedition Leader||£350/day including pre-expedition meetings and travel days|
|Wilderness Medical Kit||£350/week including fluids and drugs (only to be supplied with an EML doctor)|
|Risk Assessment||£300/day for all travel, in-country research and report write up time|
|Pre-expedition medical advice for all crew||£300/day|
|Satellite phone||£100/week + £1/minute talk time|
|Casualty Evacuation Plan||£300/day for all travel, in-country research and report write up time|
|Radios||£40/week/radio (includes mains and in car chargers)|
|24 hour medical help line||£300/week|
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 Expedition 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 Expedition Medicine in the future, if a suitable role comes up’. C.M | ASSISTANT PRODUCER | BBC NATURAL HISTORY UNIT
Satellite driven ‘reach-back’ facility
Expedition Medicine are in the position to offer a satellite driven ‘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 Irridium satellite communications directly with the UK accessing real-time advice on dealing with the most demanding medical situations
• We can provide the equiptment and the expertise for you to feel confident and comfortable in any hostile or remote location.
For specific information about your media project or expedition please email us..
All of Expedition Medicine’s doctors carry medical indemnity underwritten by UK based companies. Part of the conditions of contract with Expedition Medicine specifies that in the event of a medical negligence claim, all parties agree to disputes being settled under British Law, in British Courts.