Somerset Accident Voluntary Emergency Service

Emergency car with lights flashing image SAVES is a registered charity (Charity No: 264354) that provides and supports a network of volunteer doctors to support the ambulance service in Somerset. The doctors have specialised training in the emergency management of trauma and medical conditions outside hospital. They respond to incidents at the request of ambulance control in their own cars carrying specialist equipment provided by SAVES. Read more

SAVES Is 45 This Year!

2 August 2017 is the 45th anniversary of the first call for SAVES, attended by our current president  and honorary lfe member Dr David Rawlins. Since then SAVES volunteers ahve attended thousands of incidents, alleviated suffering and saved many lives. Please help us to continue this valuable work!

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We value the help of all our friends and supporters. If you are interested, you may like to join our Facebook group for news of SAVES and to learn about upcoming events to support the team.

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 SAVES is also on Twitter!

To keep up with some news of what the SAVES team are doing, follow us on Twitter @SAVESHQ

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SAVES is one of a network of immediate care schemes across the UK which operate under the umbrella of the national organisation BASICS ("The British Association for Immediate Care").

The Scheme meets BASICS criteria for quality and has been accredited by BASICS.


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