South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

01869 365 000 Northern House, 7 - 8 Talisman Business Centre, Talisman Road , Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 6HR

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 11 ratings for this trust


SCAS ambulance responding to a 999 call

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) was established as a mobile healthcare provider in 2006. We serve an area of approximately 3,550 square miles spanning the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire.

We became a foundation trust on 1 March 2012. To become a member of our Trust and for more information, visit our website:

We provide excellent patient care to a resident population of more than four millions.

Our primary purpose is to respond to 999 emergency calls and to get the right treatment to patients with life-threatening conditions, serious injury or illnesses, as quickly as possible. We also provide pre-arranged transport for our patients with medical needs, to and from the treatment centres via our Patient Transport Service. We offer a number of services through our commercial division, including First Aid training, community equipment service, GP out of hours and logistics services.

Working with our staff, patients, partners and wider community, we are continually developing new innovative ways of improving patient outcomes and patient experience.


Departments and services

  • 999

  • Patient Transport Services

  • Provision of NHS 111 service

  • Community First Responders

  • Commercial Services, including First Aid training; community equipment service; GP out of hours and logistics services.

Latest reviews of this trust

Calming influence when freaking out

In the late hours of the 24th November 2017 I had the need to call for medical assistance for my husband who has been unwell for a couple...

25 November 2017

Exceptional 111 Care from Paramedic

In the early hours Saturday 16 Sep 17, I fell, at home in Old Portsmouth, very awkwardly onto a trunk. In the process, I very badly bruis...

20 September 2017

Failed to collect Patient for morning appointment

On the 25th of August I was due to attend an Out Patients appointment at the Royal Berkshire Hospital Fracture Clinic at 1130am. Sever...

6 September 2017

Kindness and compassion at the end of life

Two teams of crew have helped my grandmother in her final days of life. To the wonderful crew who got soaked to the bone coming to take h...

2 August 2017

wonderful crew could not have done more.

After my husband collapsed at home I rang 999, the crew and ambulance arrived within minutes. They were absolutely wonderful. They were ...

9 June 2017

Quality of service at South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Registration with the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission regulates this organisation

Last updated on 23 June 2014.

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