Become a Foundation Trust member
Make your voice count!
There are around 14,000 public members of The South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust and these are local people from all walks of life who elect the Council of Governors and help to shape ambulance services.
Join now and you too can make a difference
Membership is free, flexible and doesn’t have to be time consuming. You can participate as much or as little as you like.
We want to involve the whole community and build a membership that is representative of the population we serve.
To join, you must be aged 14 or over and live in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire or Oxfordshire.
You can also join if, whilst not residing in one of the four counties listed above, have a connection with the Trust. For instance, you may be somebody who receives services from SCAS, works in one of our four counties or has friends or family who work for the Trust or live in the South Central area.
The data you supply will be used only to contact you about the Trust, membership or other related issues and will be stored in accordance with the current Data Protection Act.
What are the benefits of becoming a member?
The main benefit of becoming a member of South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is that you can make your voice heard. In doing so, you can help us to help you by continually striving to improve our performance.
Other benefits include:
- receiving news about our services in our quarterly Foundation Times newsletter
- taking part in surveys and focus groups
- giving us your views about our services, so that we can continue to make improvements in your local area
- standing for election as a governor or voting for governors
- invitations to special events and meetings
- access to Health Service Discounts
What does being a member involve?
How involved you become is entirely up to you. Some members choose just to receive information about the Trust and its services, whilst others choose to get involved by taking part in consultation or by attending events. A few of our members even go on to become a governor of the Trust, working with the Board of Directors to develop the services we provide to our communities.
The Buzz – Young People Membership
Are you 14 – 21 and live in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire or Hampshire?
Becoming a member won’t cost you a penny and it’s up to you how much you want to be involved. If you are over 16* you can even stand to be a governor.
*Under 16-year olds should seek consent from parents or legal guardians prior to applying
Whether you have used our services, or are interested in a healthcare career, being a Trust member is a way for you to have a voice on issues that matter to you.
Being a member boosts your curriculum vitae when aiming for a job, or a university or college place.
Join our membership and………..
Be informed – Be the first to know about our important messages and career opportunities
Be heard – Tell your family and friends about our messages
Be invited – To exclusive events and special projects
Be involved – Take part in competitions and questionnaires
Be savvy – Get discounts with our NHS discount scheme
Be connected – Get connected to other young members