Critical Care at point of crash
For certain situations, such as high-risk road racing and time trials where emergency incidents can occur in a heart beat, wheels touch and riders go down, a critical care approach focusing on collaborative working with specialist pre-hospital practitioners coming together as a team at the roadside within seconds of a crash is necessary.
With experience of over 500 road races.
Pitchside cover that works
By watching and responding instantly often in seconds our specialist teams are able to assess and stablise patients much more rapidly and with experience gain working in various pre-hospital environments with schemes like BASICS & Military Trauma.
More importantly have vast experience covering over 5,000 polo matches for a greater degree of positive patient outcomes.
Experience is key in sports medicine
As retired athletes that are still active within the sport, along with our experience at all levels of sport from schools to world tours, we completely understand and are prepared for all minor & major injuries following on pitch or in race incident. Due to our experience, we also understand the dynamics of sport and the need to get a RAPID CLINICAL ASSESSMENT.
Knowing your athelete
Since 2014 we have had medical staff embedded on the road with various teams travel, eating and sleeping the team helps us understand the needs both physically and mentally of our atheltes which aids both there preperation & recovery from races / events. Some of the teams we have helpped are Onepro Cycling, NJC Biemme Echelon, Team Ford Ecoboost, VITUS Pro Cycling pb Brother & Performance Cycles.
Sports Science based treatment
We are able to combine our knowledge of the sports we cover with our knowledge in Sport and Exercise Science to ensure the competitiors in your match or race get the best ongoing medical support. Using information from the latest research articles & publications enables us to provide participents with advice on current techniques and strategies to optimising their performance following injury.
4 Step Process
We can work and have worked with clients from 10 event participents to 15,000+ participents and we start from scratch.
We will assign you a medical director or lead clinician depending on the size of your event and help with the Risk Assessment and Event Medical Plan before bringing together the best clinicians the UK has to offer to provide your event with a bespoke clinical cover package based on your risk.
We will work with our clients on a 4 Step Process to ensure you get the best possible medical cover in line with your wishes and needs as well as the legal requirements of your event.
All good plans start with effective communication, we talk to you via email and always follow-up with a telephone call to ensure we have captured your event requirements.
2. Deign & Quote
We then design an event or training needs specific plan that meets your needs without un-necessary expense or staffing. All our quotes are bespoke to your actual needs rather than off the shelf packages that often are not fit for purpose.
We then consult with you after the quote and ensure you are happy with the planned event or training. We can also help with all other aspects of H&S if required, we have a wide range of experience and can work with your team to ensure H&S compliance.
The day before we call to ensure all is ok and on the day arrive in plenty of time to set up and implement the cover or training requirements of your bespoke package.
GWAS Independent Ambulance Service Ltd (GWAS) is a professional prehospital care provider, supplying Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics, IHCD Technicians and First Aiders for events across the UK and Europe. All our staff are registered professionals, registered with their relevant medical bodies, GMC, NMC, HCPC & UKREMT.
GWAS was a response to the increasingly recognised need for bespoke high-quality medical facilities and trauma teams at all levels of sporting & mass participation events.
Our national network of bilingual medical professionals enables us to serve your needs both nationally and internationally.
We will use the best medical and safety equipment available and will provide the most efficient medical assistance possible.
All our staff & vehicles are trained and kitted to and often well above the standards of the NHS. They will be ready to work at your assigned time and location.
We have covered over 5000 plus games of polo across many different clubs and levels of polo from high to low goal.
We no only understand the game but also the patrons as well due to our unique position wihin polo medical cover as our MD is also a Polo Player at Cirencester Park Polo Club the countries oldest polo club, this gives us a unique position to provide the best possible professional medical that is designed for the cover to your club needs.
We have ongoing contracts to support cycle races and events throughout the world and we have extensive experience covering hundereds of cycle events a year.
Our staff have worked with neary all of the main cycling clubs in the South West of England and major UCI races in the UK and many abroad too.
We provide services from a solo Medical Director to full medical teams to cover the events from 10 to 20,000 competitors plus (inc VeloBirmingham 2017 & Ride London 2013+).
We have experience at all categories of racing:
How is GWAS Sports Therapy Different?
There are many reasons, but the most important is that we want to get you better and discharged as quickly as possible, not just back to normal life routine BUT back to sport at the level you were prior to your injury.
It is our goal to keep our atheltes doing what they love.
* Combining these techniques and our innovative methodology makes us unique and separates us from other clinics and practitioners in the area.
* We do not offer cookie-cutter programming but treat each patient as an individual.
* Our clinicians are not only practitioners, but are embedded staff with sports teams and lecture at top medical conferences and educational programs across the world.
* We work with over 100 amateur professional athletes every year.