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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Bath-based paramedic Simon Moody has been hailed a hero after he stepped in to save the life of a Clevedon man – while off duty – and is encouraging everybody to learn the lifesaving CPR skill. South Western Ambulance Service’s (SWASFT) paramedic Simon Moody was off duty and stuck in Bath city centre traffic in the pouring rain in May 2017 when he noticed a man looking unwell on the pavement. It soon became clear the man was struggling to breath and was going into cardiac arrest at the side of the road, as passers-by tried to help. Luckily for the patient Simon stepped straight in and gave him chest compressions putting his paramedic life-saving skills into action before backup from his ambulance crew mates arrived.

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