We welcome approaches from professionals who are interested in what we do, or in becoming involved with our scheme.  Our contact detail are available here.   If you are interested in joining us, please do get in touch and perhaps arrange to come to one of our regular educational sessions to meet us.  More details are available here.

If you are a member of the ambulance service please bear us in mind when attending incidents - if you would like our support or assistance ask the Clinical Hub if they can contact an available SAVES/BASICS doctor.

SAVES works under clear clinical and procedural governance procedures agreed with South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.  Our responders hold honorary contracts with the Ambulance Service. Since 2010 we have worked in a federation called BASICS South West, together with all the other schemes across the South West region.

SAVES works to policies agreed by BASICS South West with the Ambulance Service including:

Our responders are governed by agreed South Western Ambulance Service Standard Operating Procedures and BASICS South West Clinical and Operational Guidelines (CoGs) 

Where regional SOPs/COGs are impractical, SAVES also has a very few Standard Operating Procedures of its own. Our SOPS are drawn up by the medical committee and developed in consultation with the membership. 

BASICS South West COGs and policies and SAVES SOPs are available to SAVES Members on the Members' Section of this website.


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