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Members e-bulletin

There are over 11,000  public members of the South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. These are local people from all walks of life who elect the Council of Governors and help to shape our services.

This e-Bulletin aims to keep our Members up to date and informed of our news and service developments, as well as highlighting ways that they can become involved with their local Healthcare system.

 


Meet a Governor

Meet a Governor

Loretta Light, Public Governor, Oxfordshire I qualified in medicine at Guy’s Hospital in 1971 and worked in London and Worcestershire before deciding on Paediatrics as a speciality after post graduate training at Warwick University. I became a Consultant Community...

Your Health Matters – Sepsis

Your Health Matters – Sepsis

Ken Roberts, Public Governor, Buckinghamshire, talks to Mark Ainsworth-Smith, Consultant Pre-Hospital Care Practitioner, SCAS, about what to do if someone has sepsis and who is most at risk. Please email getinvolved@scas.nhs.uk if you have any questions for Ken or...

Armed Forces Day 2021

Armed Forces Day 2021

Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. Armed Forces Day takes place on the last Saturday each June.  In 2021, it will take...

SCAS thanks nurses on International Nurses Day

SCAS thanks nurses on International Nurses Day

On 12th May it was International Nurses Day and SCAS would like to thank all the nurses across the trust. We are lucky to have so many nurses working for us across so many specialisms, each one bringing a very specific set of skills. We would like to thank them for...

Men’s Health Week

Men’s Health Week

Led by the Men's Health Forum, the purpose of Men’s Health Week is to raise awareness of preventable health issues and encourage men and boys to seek professional advice for health-related problems. Men's Health Week is from 14th -21st June and focus for 2021 is...

Healthwatch Hampshire Survey Results

Healthwatch Hampshire Survey Results

People across Hampshire have been telling Healthwatch Hampshire what matters to them when it comes to health and social care services in the county, as part of their ongoing survey, and they have raised clear concerns about mental health. Have a look at the interim...

Carers Week

Carers Week

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring...

National Volunteers Week

National Volunteers Week

National Volunteers Week takes place from 1st - 7th June every year. It's a chance to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make to our communities and say thank you. We have wonderful volunteers at SCAS, some of which are a part of our charity, South...

SCAS views from the ‘office’

SCAS views from the ‘office’

Whilst on standby our staff will sometimes have beautiful views from ‘the office’ whilst out and about. Here are a selection of some of the photos from this month: What a difference, an hour makes....Oxfordshire Paramedic, Barbara, has certainly seen plenty of...

SCAS take part in the national road safety campaign

SCAS take part in the national road safety campaign

Earlier in May, Portsmouth-based Paramedic & Team Leader, James O'Kennedy, was invited along with Transport Secretary, Grant Schapps, to take part in the latest national road safety campaign run by The AA UK focusing on the risks that young drivers face on rural...

Your Health Matters

Your Health Matters

Find out more about our series of short films featuring our expert healthcare professionals. They give you an opportunity to find out about matters at SCAS and in your local community. Have a look at the Your Health Matters page to find out more:...

Meet a Governor

Meet a Governor

Mark Davis, Public Governor, Berkshire, wants to hear your views to make sure that you are represented in the decisions SCAS makes.  Mark decided to start a training business and now runs his own company located at The University of Reading providing a range of...


Join now and you too can make a difference

Join us – Sign up to become a member

What are the benefits of becoming a member?

Here are the top 5 reasons to join:

  1. Membership is free
  2. You will receive a free copy of Foundation Times, our quarterly e-newsletter
  3. You can influence the way our services are developed
  4. You can elect a Governor to represent your views or choose to stand to become a Governor
  5. You will receive shopping vouchers from major high street retailers