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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 hospital 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 information you provide here will be held on a database so that we can keep you up to date on membership news. The information will remain confidential and will be held in accordance with Data Protection Act (1998).

To become a member of the Foundation Trust please download a SCAS Membership form, call us at 01869 365126 or email us at

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.

Read a member’s story

Attention young people

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 a curriculum vitae when aiming for a job, or a university or college place. Members can learn about the trust, and take part in competitions, surveys and focus groups.

You must be aged 16 or over to stand for election to the Council of Governors. Under 16-year olds should seek consent from parents or legal guardians prior to applying.