Welcome to Festival Medical Services! (FMS)

Festival Medical Services has been providing event medical cover since 1979. We are recognised within the events industry as a leading provider of high-quality medical services supporting some of Europe’s largest events.

Festival Medical Services is:

  • A registered charity providing comprehensive medical services at events and mass gatherings
  • 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

We provide medical cover for a wide range of events, from small, one-day shows to the world-renowned Glastonbury Festival, with numbers approaching 200,000+ on-site. We also provide pre and post event cover utilising Advanced Nurse Prescribers and Paramedics and can provide solutions for all your medical needs.

Festival Medical Services is staffed by volunteers, and each year distributes funds raised amongst the projects it supports around the world. These include a remote health posts in Ethiopia, a clinic and ambulance service in Gambia and a health outreach clinic and ambulance service in the jungle in central India. (click on the Charity tag at the bottom of this page).

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 first responders. With skills and experience second to none, the team excel in the challenging environment they work in.

Training

We can also offer First Aid & First Responder training for your organisation. Please click here for more information.

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

support
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.