Clinical Focus

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) has a proven track record of delivering a clinically-focused service and continues to maintain a strong reputation for being one of the first UK ambulance services to implement innovative cutting edge pathways and interventions. Our Paramedics have the widest scope of practice of any UK ambulance service and they are clinically supported to deliver the most appropriate care to patients.

Every day our clinicians work to deliver the very best possible care to patients. Behind the scenes, the Medical Directorate ensures that staff have the medicines, guidelines and support required to do their challenging roles.

Thanks to our Right Care2 programme, our clinicians are now able to safely manage over half of all patients calling 999 without needing to take them to an Emergency Department. Delivering the right care, in the right place, at the right time not only benefits patients by managing them closer to home, it also helps ensure that Emergency Departments can focus on the most critically ill patients.

Please use the links on the left-hand side to find out more about our commitment to ensure that every patient receives the very best clinical care.

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Paramedics and volunteers will be offering free blood pressure checks for any visitors to the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) stand this week at the Devon County Show. The team will also be doing CPR demonstrations and educating the public how to act fast and help save patients who may need quick action when they become ill.

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