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Welcome to SWASFT


Good quality research provides the evidence that can lead to changes in practice, improvements in quality and can potentially translate into better clinical and service outcomes. Participating in good quality research is important to SWASFT.

SWASFT has an active and successful Research and Audit Department led by Sarah Black based in Trust Headquarters in Exeter. A team of Research Paramedics and research and audit personnel are key to SWASFT's success in delivering and implementing research projects throughout the Trust.

Current projects


National Registry for Out-of-Hospital Arrest (OHCAO)

For more information contact the Research and Audit Team on:

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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: Donate to South Western Ambulance Charity | Give as you Live Donate