Have your say on ambulance changes

8 December 2010, 09:10 | Updated: 8 December 2010, 09:24

Health managers need your views on some big changes for the ambulance service in the Thames Valley.

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust (SCAS) is gearing up to become a Foundation Trust.

This means the service would be free from Government control of their finances and management, and people across the Thames Valley will have a big say on the service provided.

Managers have told Heart they need 20,000 local residents to help to decide how to deliver local improvements in patient care and to strengthen their links with local communities.

To do this, you need to become a member of the Trust.

Loads of public meetings have been set up between now and February so you can find out more and sign up to help.

Future meetings in our area are at:
• Corn Exchange, Market Square, Witney, OX28 6AB on 14 December at
• University of Reading, Palmer Building, Whiteknights, RG6 6AH on 10
January 2011 at 7.00pm.
• Adams Park Conference Centre, Hillbottom Road, High Wycombe, HP12 4HJ
on 11 January at 2.30pm.
• Bicester Community College, Queens Avenue, Bicester, OX26 2NS on 13
January 2011 at 7.00pm.
• Aylesbury District Council, The Gateway, Gatehouse Way, Aylesbury, HP19
8FF on 20 January 2011 at 7.00pm.
• Newbury Rugby Club, Monks Lane, Newbury, RG14 7RW on 31 January 2011
at 2.30pm.
• Oxford Brookes University, Gypsy Lane, Oxford OX3 0BP on 01 February
2011 at 7.00pm.
• Vyne Community School, Vyne Road, Basingstoke, RG21 5PB on 03 February
2011 at 7.00pm.
• Langley Pavillion, Langley Road, Slough, SL3 8BS on 07 February 2011 at

Or if you can't make any of these meetings, you can call 01869 365000 or email getinvolved@scas.