FMS is a ‘not for profit registered medical charity staffed by volunteers, delivering professional medical services at events throughout the country. 

We specialise in delivering professional medical services and medical training within a comprehensive range of related specialities. Our services are delivered by a team of fifteen hundred volunteer medical professionals and support staff. Since our inception at the Glastonbury Festival in 1979, FMS has grown to be one of the UK’s most respected event medical providers delivering high quality care at many of the country’s most prestigious events. We are committed to improving standards of medical provision at events and our service model is one that provides a high level of capability on-site, thus reducing the need for onward referrals to local NHS facilities. FMS works in partnership with licensing agencies, safety advisory groups, (SAG), Police and Statutory Ambulance Services, to ensure local services are not overwelmed.

All clinical staff are fully indemnified with most having many years of experience in the events industry and all our patient facing staff are fully Disclosure and Barring Service, (DBS) cleared.


We can provide:

  • A&E departments (with x-ray & ultrasound)
  • Minor injury units, and walk in centres
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Emergency dental treatment
  • Mobile pharmacy
  • Medical teams for stages
  • Control and communications
  • Computerised registration and reporting
  • AWD on-site ambulance services
  • First responders
  • Cycle responders
  • Event consultancy and much more……

FMS is:

For a no obligation quote for your event….. click here.

As an accredited training centre, we also offer responder training and can provide First Response Emergency Care (FREC) Level 3, & 4 courses. 

Click here for more information about the training courses we can provide which now includes Level 3 in Education & Training. 

Please see FMS statement in respect of the Oxfam challenges: Statement about Oxfam

Medical Professionals

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

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.

Donate to FMS

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
  • " 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