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Patient Participation Panel

The Trust holds a Patient Participation Panel once a month on the second Friday of each month 1000-1100, via Microsoft Teams.  If you would like more information please contact 

The date of the next Patient Participation Panel is Friday 14 January 2022, 1000-1100 via Microsoft Teams with the theme Cardiac Arrest! Please find the agenda here

Please find future meeting dates below:

  • Friday 11 February 2022
  • Friday 11 March 2022
  • Friday 8 April 2022
  • Friday 13 May 2022
  • Friday 10 June 2022
  • Friday 8 July 2022
  • Friday 12 August 2022
  • Friday 9 September 2022
  • Friday 14 October 2022

The Patient Participation Panel will be holding it's first annual meeting on Friday 11 November 2022, 1000-1200. 

Patient Participation Panel - Your voice matters, so let's talk! 

What is the Patient Participation Panel?

Here at the South Western Ambulance Service NHS foundation Trust (SWASFT), we are always looking for ways to improve the care and service we provide to you. We are keen to identify what matters most in your local communities and this year we want to try something different, we are excited to be launching a new way of engaging with you!

You, members of the public and our patients, are what is most important to us and your voice is truly invaluable. We are looking for you to join us in our mission to make SWASFT the very best it can be by enrolling on our brand-new Patient Panel. Our aim is to use this exciting new forum to really get to the centre of a topic and we need your help!  We want to collect your views (positive and negative) to help influence informed changes and make better the services we offer.

The meetings will take place on a monthly basis and will be held virtually to enable as many members as possible to represent their area, and of course you don’t have to attend every panel, so you can choose whether you’d like to take part in a discussion as the topics will be shared with you in advance (meaning you can choose the subjects that matter to you)!

If you have the time to donate just one hour a month to share your views with our team you would make such a difference to your local communities, to the service we provide and the way we engage with our patients.

For more information please contact the team via

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South Western Ambulance Charity

The South Western Ambulance Charity, founded in 1995, uses gifted monies to benefit those in our communities who use our service and to improve the welfare of the staff and volunteers of the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. 

Our charitable support covers Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire including Bristol and Swindon.

If you would like to show your appreciation for the care that you or your loved one has received from us in the form of a charitable donation please visit our online giving website: