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Foundation Material for Immediate Care




The Foundation Material For Immediate Care is available for you to purchase as a hard copy.

What’s new:  Many organisations provide training for responders starting off on their pre-hospital careers and on-going continued professional development. This manual has been designed to provide the foundation material and additional references for their training or on-going study. 

This latest edition has taken in to account many well recognised sources of high-quality clinical reference points and best practice, for example, the British Thoracic Society, Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee and UK Resuscitation Council guidelines to name a few. In addition, it includes, where appropriate, extracts from consensus statements issued by The Faculty of Pre-hospital Care. 

The price for the Foundation Material For Immediate Care has remained the same:

-  £30 for a hard copy 
If you would like to order the new manual, please place your order on the RCSEd Online Shop

Please contact the office at or on 0131 527 1732 if you have any questions.

* (The Foundation Material For Immediate Care used to be call the FPHC Generic Core Material)


Clinical Material For Police Officers In Specialist Role


This manual has been produced by the FPHC on behalf of the medical working party of the Association Chief Police Officers. A police officer can be the first to arrive at incidents involving casualties, some of whom may have suffered major injuries.In the first few moments of these incidents the Police officer’s medical expertise and skill can make the difference between life and death. 

This manual highlights the importance of adopting a structured patient assessment that will direct the police officer to the casualties treatment priorities. At allows for the potent delivery of the simple skills that can potentially make the greatest difference to patient survival and in many cases reduce suffering.

It therefore gives the FPHC great pleasure to offer this new edition of the clinical material for police officers and we hope that you find the contents useful in your current and future training and education in prehospital care.

The price for the Clinical Material For Police Officers In Specialist Role Manual is:

-  £12 for a hard copy 
If you would like to order the new manual, please email your order to

Please contact the office on 0131 527 1732 if you have any questions.

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