The key medic is often the first medical provider hired for a film production and works as the first aid department head. Hired by one of the film’s producers, the key medic is the person who is ultimately responsible for staffing the medical department with the right crew for the job. It’s a job with tremendous responsibility and usually reserved for people well known in the industry who have displayed on multiple films the ability to handle the job. At Set Medics UK we can handle the job!
Set medics are those that are actually assigned to work on set while filming is being done. They work closely with the stunt coordinators, the onset fire marshal, and the assistant directors. They attend meetings to see exactly how the days film schedule looks, whether or not there are any potential hazardous stunts being performed and what the exact plans are should something go wrong.
Set Medics UK only provide registered healthcare professionals to cover sets.
The off production medic is the one who is responsible for watching over the various labourers, carpenters and set designers etc. Watching over the construction or strike of the sets used in the filming process. Whilst being a construction medic may definitely seem to be the less glamorous of the two, it certainly still needs experienced medics as construction and strike have very real hazards.
All Set Medics UK staff are highly experienced NHS or Military Medics.
We ensure that we will set a hand wash station using 20% sugical chlorhexidine solution was along with paper towels.
As well as having hand sanitizer.
We can ensure that we can supply gloves and masks for the crew can cast to wear when not in front of the camera.
Our medics will wear PPE at all times.
Our parent company is able to offer COVID-19 testing to all cast and crew on arrival on set as well as of course taking Temperatures of all on arrival.
Result in 15 minutes onsite.
Ideal for testing for current / past viral infection and ongoing immunity via IgM/IgG rapid testing (90-94%)
Best test for pre-work screening on set.
Result in 48hrs via UK National Lab
Nasopharyngeal swab ideal for those that are symptomatic and want a definative test BUT government advice is to self-isolate for 7 days with symptoms.
Result in 36hrs via UK National Lab.
Blood Serum test which is sent to the lab to check for the IgG antigen, ideal for those that believe they have fully recovered from COVID-19.
Using the term set medic for TV or Film medical requirements is often a misnomer.
Actually, there are three types of medics employed for every Film / TV production: set medics, off-production medics and the key medic.
Our medics will always be on set, on site and on radio - you will not find our medics sat in cars or trailers. Set Medics UK are highly experienced in TV & Film medical cover pre, during and post filming and are very aware of SETIQUETTE and always happy to help the production in any way we can.
We will be right there with you in case we are needed. We ensure you have access to proper medical support, correct medical equipment and our staff have extensive training to reduce injury and potentially save lives. Set Medics UK provide one-2-one attention and care that is second to none.
Set Medics UK is owned and operated by GWAS Independent Ambulance Serivce. Which has been operating in Gloucester, Wiltshire, Avon & Somerset plus across the UK covering some of the UK's leading sporting events since 2010
GWAS Ambulance is a family run business owned by Gary & Jayne Darling-Parkes.
Gary & Jayne always go above and beyond for their clients and treat them all as an extended family.
Please call us to discuss your individual requirements.
GWAS was started by Gary & Jayne following their military service with a combined total of over 38yrs before working for the NHS and then ultimately launching GWAS in 2010 & Set Medics UK in 2012.
We have covered some of the UK's leading TV & Films Productions as well as well known Advert Campaigns
Let us know about your questions or would like a quote, we will get back to you as soon as we can. Usually within 24hrs of your message being left.
We have offices in Cirencester, Birmingham, Cardiff, London and coming soon Manchester.
Cirencester Address: (also our UK Postal Address)
Set Medics UK
Unit 1, Butts Courtyard
The Butts, Poulton
Cirencester, GL7 5HY
20-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU
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Off Production Medics - Construction & De-Rig
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Medical & Military Advisors
On Screen Medics & Action Vehicles
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