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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 our Governors!

Meet our Governors!

Following the elections to the Council of Governor held in 2020, our new Governors are now in post! They serve the counties operated in by SCAS (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Hampshire) as well as Staff Governors, a Community First Responder (CFR)...

World Sleep Day 2021

World Sleep Day 2021

The World Sleep Society (WSS) celebrates World sleep day on Friday, March 19, 2021. World sleep day promotes important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving. The aim is to lessen the burden of sleep problems on society...

No Smoking Day 2021

No Smoking Day 2021

Quit smoking; get happy It might not feel like a good time to quit smoking – but it is. Last year, during lockdown, one million people quit. New research confirms that now those ex-smokers will now be feeling happier and more positive than if they were still smoking....

Can you outrun an ambulance?

Can you outrun an ambulance?

The South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) Charity is urging people to 'go the extra mile' and take part in a virtual event to see if they can complete a challenge to cover more miles than an emergency ambulance does in a single shift. The virtual challenge, which...

Laurence Chacksfield

Laurence Chacksfield

Hi, my name is Laurence and I’m one of the public governors for Berkshire. I’m a trainee GP in Berkshire. Having completed 6 months in General Practice, I am now working as a doctor in Accident and Emergency. Working on the front line as a hospital doctor means I have...

Happy 10th Birthday SCAS HART!

Happy 10th Birthday SCAS HART!

On 31st January it was a big day in SCAS' history, as 10 years ago the Hazardous Area Response Team, HART in short, was launched. The last year has been an unexpected one, but together as #TeamSCAS we are proud to care for those who need us, whenever and wherever they...

Happy Birthday 999 Ted!

Happy Birthday 999 Ted!

Hello! My name is 999 Ted and I am the mascot for South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS). On 6th February, I will be turning 6 years old! I thought I would take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself! I was designed and named by two schoolchildren,...

A Thank You to Seer Green

A Thank You to Seer Green

Due to the heavy snow one of our vehicles got stuck in the snow on way to a patient. A huge thank you to the community of Seer Green in South Buckinghamshire who came out in force to help one of our ambulance crews make it up a hill in thick snow at the bottom of...

Better Health – Every Mind Matters

Better Health – Every Mind Matters

Make Inside Feel Better Every Mind Matters helps you manage and maintain your mental health, as good mental health makes such a difference. It helps us to relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. We all go through ups and downs in life, and experience life...

Stay Home Save Lives

Stay Home Save Lives

  Around one in three people with COVID-19 don't have symptoms, but can still pass it on. COVID-19 is spreading quickly across the country, putting many at risk and increasing pressure on the NHS. As vaccines roll out, it is vital you continue to stay at home to:...

COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Check

COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Check

The COVID-19 vaccine will always be available free of charge and the NHS will never ask you to share any bank details, to confirm your identity, or ask you to pay for a vaccine. Find out more at: nhs.uk/CovidVaccine


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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