Who we are and what we do

Proudly serving a residential population of over six 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 for NEPTS.

SCAS vehicle and equipment

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 four 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.

SCAS serve the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire, and Sussex for NEPTS. Map to show this

Our three main functions are

SCAS 999 ambulance

The accident and emergency service to respond to 999 calls

What we do: 111

The 111 service for when medical help is needed fast but it’s not a 999 emergency

PTS vehicle

The Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service

SCA Charity

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With your help we can continue to provide additional support to our ambulance crews and volunteers, fund innovative new projects and work alongside our operational teams to really enhance patient care.