Festival Medical Services (FMS) – a leading event medical services charity and training provider.


Festival Medical Services is a charity leading the provision of high-quality event medical services.

We also offer responder training (FREC L3 & L4) CPD Courses for registered professionals and consultancy for event promoters.

imgres-1Our volunteer medical teams support some of Europe’s largest events. 

FMS 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.

Festival Medical Services is staffed by volunteers and each year money raised by the charity is distributed amongst the projects we support around the world.
First Response Emergency Care (FREC) Level 3 and level 4 is now available. We also offer fully accredited awards in First Aid at Work (FAW) & other First Aid training, including Paediatric courses for your organisation

click here for more information about training.

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.