The Event Medical Association, a new body representing medical providers working within the events industry, is set to launch at The Showman’s Show this month. The inception has been supported by the National Outdoor Event Association (NOEA), is part of a shared vision to build stronger foundations within the industry.
The Event Medical Association, or Event Medical, will answer the call to provide events with closer, more standardised, and coherent working practices within the sector, but to also address incoming governance that will regulate the medical treatment of attendees at events.
Core objectives are: To promote the highest standards of medical care at outdoor events, to encourage and support good clinical and corporate governance, to provide a forum for discussion and debate amongst event medical providers, and to represent the event medical sector and actively promote its good standing.
Talking on the launch, The Event Medical Association’s Co- Founder, Chris Howes, commented: “The government is looking at regulation that will examine the way medicine is provided at major events and, for us, it’s important that the industry has a voice in these discussions.”