Welcome to Festival Medical Services.

A leading event medical services charity and training provider.

Festival Medical Services (FMS) is a not for profit charity leading the provision of high-quality event medical services. We are staffed by volunteers and we support some of Europe’s largest events. 

We also offer responder training and can provide First Response Emergency Care (FREC) Level 3 and level 4 courses. We can also offer you fully accredited awards in First Aid at Work (FAW) & other training, including Paediatric courses & CPD for your organisation.

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Festival Medical Services is:

We provide medical cover for a wide range of events, from a small one-day show to the world-renowned Glastonbury & Reading Festivals. We also provide pre and post event cover utilising Doctors, Advanced Nurse Prescribers and Paramedics and we can provide bespoke medical solutions for your event.

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.

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