The Scottish Ambulance Service is at the frontline of NHS Scotland, we provide emergency response and planned scheduled care to across mainland Scotland and our island communities. We are a 24/7 service, striving to meet the needs of a diverse population across a diverse geography.

Our long term plan is called the 2020 vision and it aims to

  • improve access to healthcare;
  • improve outcomes for patients – specifically cardiac, trauma, stroke, mental health, respiratory, frailty and falls;
  • evidence a shift in the balance of care by taking more care to the patient;
  • enhance our clinical skills as a key and integral partner working with primary and secondary care;
  • develop our Service as a key partner with newly formed Integration Boards;
  • collaborate with other partners including the voluntary sector and the other blue light emergency services as part of a contribution to shared services and public service reform;
  • build and strengthen community resilience;
  • expand our diagnostic capability and use of technology to improve patient care; and
  • develop a more flexible, responsive and integrated scheduled Patient Transport Service

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