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South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust: Latest News

People urged to ‘Outrun an Ambulance’ to raise funds for South Central Ambulance Charity

South Central Ambulance Charity is urging people to take part in a virtual fundraising challenge to cover more miles than an emergency ambulance does in a single shift – and help support the volunteer Community First Responder and Co-Responder programme.

Professor Sir Keith Willett

SCAS Board of Directors – Appointment of new Chair and Non-Executive Director

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust’s Council of Governors has approved the appointment of Professor Sir Keith Willett CBE as the new Chair of SCAS with effect from 1 April.

Statement on Pest Control Management

We would like to address the issue of inaccurate and misleading social media posts circulating regarding pest control management at SCAS. This specifically relates to a suggestion of pigeon culling supposedly due to take place on one of our sites tomorrow (Thursday, 6...
Chris Jackson, a specialist paramedic and urgent care pathways lead at SCAS

SCAS shortlisted for Trust of the Year award for pioneering urgent care initiative

South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award in recognition of a pioneering initiative that is helping patients receive the right treatment more quickly and avoid unnecessary transfers to emergency departments.

Will and Chloe

SCAS plays leading role in The Royal Foundation’s project to support mental health in the emergency services

South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) played a leading role in The Royal Foundation’s Emergency Services Mental Health Symposium held today (Thursday) in London, with The Duke of Cambridge meeting two members of SCAS staff to talk about their experiences as part of a project to help manage mental health on the frontline.

New Booking Rules for Patient Transport Users

SCAS Patient Transport Service (PTS) New Booking Window from Monday 15th November 2021 South Central Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust and the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have agreed new booking cut-off times for PTS outpatient journeys. These changes affect...
Community First Responders

South Central Ambulance Service volunteer responders win national team of the year award

South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) and South Central Ambulance Charity’s volunteer responders have been named ‘outstanding volunteering team of the year’ at a national awards ceremony for their contribution to healthcare amid the challenges of COVID-19.

Veteran Aware

Ambulance service joins wave of Veteran Aware Trusts improving care for the Armed Forces community

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) has been named a Veteran Aware Trust in recognition of its commitment to improving NHS care for veterans, reservists, members of the Armed Forces and their families.

Graham and Richard

Former flight cabin crew member inspired to join ambulance service after saving friend’s life

A former British Airways cabin crew member was inspired to volunteer for South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) after saving the life of his friend who collapsed during dinner.

111 online

Ambulance service calls on “tech-savvy” members of public to help others access online healthcare

South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) is calling on “tech-savvy” members of the public to help relatives, friends or neighbours who may find it difficult to access the internet in a bid to get more people using NHS 111 online. 

Non-Emergency Patient Transport

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