Who we are and what we do
Proudly serving a residential population of over seven million
South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (or SCAS for short) is part of the National Health Service (NHS). We are one of 10 ambulance services in England and serve the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire, and Sussex and Surrey for NEPTS.
SCAS has over 103 sites across the South Central area and a Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service (NEPTS) Centre in Sussex, to support the delivery of our PTS contract.
We have headquarters in Bicester, Oxfordshire and Otterbourne, Hampshire. Each of these sites also houses a Clinical Co-ordination Centre, where 999 and NHS 111 calls are received, clinical advice provided and emergency vehicles dispatched if needed. We also have 111 facility in Milton Keynes.
We have three PTS Contact Centres and 24 PTS bases. We have 23 Ambulance Resource Centres. We also deliver care in the community which means that we support our patients at home and in their local area.
Our three main functions are
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