Festival Medical Services(FMS) – a leading medical service provider.


Festival Medical Services is a medical charity and a leading provider of high-quality event medical services. We also offer responder training and our medical teams support some of europe’s largest events. 

We are recognised within the events industry as a leading provider of high-quality event medical services and training and we raise funds for medical and environmental projects around the world. We have been providing bespoke event medical services since 1979

FMS is:

  • A registered charity providing comprehensive medical services at events & mass gatherings throughout the UK
  • A not for profit organisation raising funds for medical and environmental projects around the world
  • Regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for Ambulance & Imaging Activities
  • A regulated training organisation accredited by QualSafe to deliver OfQual regulated QCF awards and certificates (please see our training tab for more details)

We provide medical cover for a wide range of events, from small, one-day shows to the world-renowned Glastonbury Festival. We also provide pre and post event cover utilising Advanced Nurse Prescribers and Paramedics and can provide bespoke solutions for all your event medical needs.

Festival Medical Services is staffed by volunteers and each year distributes funds raised amongst the projects it supports around the world.

(click on the charity tag at the bottom of this page for more information).

Our clinical staff are qualified health professionals from all disciplines in the NHS and are supported by a dedicated team of qualified and experienced incident responders, which include paramedics, technicians and FREC (L3 & L4) & FPOS (i) first responders. With skills and experience second to none, the team excel in the challenging environment they work in.

Training in FREC (First Response Emergency Care) at Level 3 and at level 4 is now available. (Cert FREC) 

Accredited courses for members and non-members available.

Please click here for more information.

We can also offer fully accredited awards in First Aid at Work (FAW) & other First Aid training for your organisation.

Need medical cover for your event?

We just need a few details from you to provide a comprehensive quotation to suit your requirements. Please complete the enquiry form below:

What people say about us

  • Medical Staff at Glastonbury Festival who battled to save the life of a 26-year-old man who was found collapsed in his tent were described as "exemplary" last week "From the first moment, he was given the highest standard of care - possibly even better than he would have had if this had happened to him whilst he was out and about in the wider community." Read more
    East Somerset Coroner, Tony Williams said....
  • ...the best providers of the service I like to provide...
    Melvin BennFestival Republic
  • ...a quality medical service...
    Tom ClementsSpecialized Security
  • "...an authority on medical provision at any event and setting a standard for other event organisers to follow..."
    Paul WestawayFormer Emergency Planning Officer, Westcountry Ambulance Services NHS Trust
  • FMS have made substantial and extremely generous donations to help The Tulsi Trust and we can say with certainty, that without their support, we would not have managed to maintain the projects running and many people would have lost their lives as a result. The Mother and Child program along with medicine, and the vital ambulance service would not be possible without the generosity and continuous support of FMS.
    Extract from Tulsi Trust newsletter, November 2012
  • ...a reputation second to none...
    Michael EavisGlastonbury Festivals Ltd

Medical Professionals

FMS staff helping an injured lady
If you hold a relevant medical qualification find out about how you can join our medical teams

Support Services

Without our essential support our medical teams couldn’t work effectively. This includes fleet, comms, campsite stewards, stage safety and porters. Read more about how you can help.

Charities we support

one of the FMS supported charity projects
Festival Medical Services is registered as a charity and limited company. It supports a number of medical and humanitarian projects at home and around the world. All of these projects are nominated by our members. Read more about our projects here.

Donate to FMS

one of the FMS supported charity projects
Help us to continue our charitable work by making a donation to FMS.