How Medi-Tag Medical ID helps to save lives
Medi-Tag medical ID provides an extremely valuable tool to Emergency Services and healthcare professionals - vital information about the wearer is at your fingertips, helping to:
  •  save you precious time and cost
  • reduce clinical risk in diagnosis and treatment
  • deal with crisis situations more efficiently and effectively
  • save Police hours or days in identification and locating next of kin
  • make the difference between life and death!
In a crisis situation, checking for Medi-Tag medical ID should be a matter of routine. Every Medi-Tag ID Bracelet, Pendant or Watch shows the international snake and staff medical symbol and is engraved to provide you with vital medical information instantly.
Many Medi-Tag wearers are also members of the International 24 Hour Emergency Telephone Service and have an international phone number and membership number engraved, allowing access to extra data stored on their secure online Medi-Tag ICE Register. Calls are handled by highly professional Operators at the West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust Headquarters 24/7 and if necessary they can guide you to the secure online connection to view yourself. There are two levels of access to a member’s Register:-
Level 1 holds the most vital lifesaving information that should be known without delay and is given to anyone who calls the International 24 Hour Emergency Telephone Service Operators or who uses the secure online Professional ICE Login to view the member’s Register using their membership number and surname;
Level 2 holds additional personal and medical data that is password protected and access is only given to Emergency Services and professional bodies who have cleared security checks with the International 24 Hour Emergency Telephone Service Operators (if necessary a temporary password will be given to you to view the member’s data online).

If you find someone wearing Medi-Tag medical ID, read the vital information engraved on the back. If it has an international phone number and membership number, access to more detailed medical and personal data is just a phone call or login away!

Who may be wearing Medi-Tag Medical ID?                                                                        
Anyone - no one is excluded.                                                                
The wearers may have medical details OR other information that they want known in an emergency. For example, if they:-
  • have a medical condition such as Allergies, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Asthma, Heart Disease, Kidney Failure, Rare Blood Group, Blood Disorder, Alzheimer's Disease, Vascular Disease etc;
  • take regular medication;
  • have any type of implant or wear contact lenses;
  • want their blood group known;
  • are an Organ Donor or have a Living Will;
  • have a Religion could affect their medical treatment eg Jehovah's Witnesses;
  • want a friend, relative or next of kin to know immediately if something happened to them.
Checking for Medi-Tag Medical ID         
The Medi-Tag Bracelet, Pendant or Watch is found at the main pulse checking points ie wrist or neck and is easily recognised by the familiar snake and staff medical symbol. 
Engraving on the back of the ID usually holds the wearer’s name, vital medical data, and either phone number(s) to contact eg next of kin, or the 24 Hour Emergency Telephone Service number (prefixed with UK international dialling code) and unique membership number.
Members of the International 24 Hour Emergency Telephone Service have extra data stored on their secure online Medi-Tag ICE Register – accessed by the engraved phone number and membership number. Your call would be handled professionally by an Operator at the West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust Headquarters. If required they can guide you to the secure online connection to view the member’s details.
How does Medi-Tag raise awareness with Emergency Services and medical professionals?
In collaboration with the NHS Trust, Medi-Tag non-profit making awareness campaigns are continually undertaken to ensure Emergency Services and lifesaving personnel are aware of the full Medi-Tag range and of the importance in looking for this vital piece of information. We have raised medical identification as a general healthcare issue with Health Ministers, the British Medical Association, the National Association of Primary Care and others.
Emergency Services, major lifesaving organisations and Training Officers use Medi-Tag in their awareness training programmes. Our literature is supplied to thousands of hospital departments and staff rooms, GP surgeries, healthcare organisations etc. Medi-Tag is featured in numerous professional magazines, on TV eg BBC Casualty, and healthcare websites.
How can YOU help?
Our awareness campaigns can be enhanced with your support. Help us to help others understand the importance and benefits of Medi-Tag. Displaying our literature in public/patient waiting areas, staff rooms, training rooms etc will help provide visual awareness. The inclusion of Medi-Tag in information leaflets, newsletters, websites, intranets etc and word of mouth (eg patients, students, colleagues, other organisations, general public) can reinforce the message.
We, and thousands of Medi-Tag wearers, appreciate the support many of you already give in raising the profile of medical identification. Any further help or suggestions for increasing awareness would be gratefully received, so please contact us                            
How do you get more information about Medi-Tag?
Our literature includes an A4 size poster, an information/brochure request leaflet, a full mail-order brochure, Handouts: FAQ’s and a useful one called S.A.V.E.
If you would like any literature or a sample Medi-Tag ID product for training purposes, please contact us.