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Members Events

Here you can find out about SECAmb meetings, events, and how you can get more involved.

When you joined us as a member you will have been asked to tell us how much you would like to be involved with the Trust, and in what ways. If your preferences change, please contact the membership office.

members workshopThe different options available are:

  • Receive information e.g. members’ newsletter
  • Respond to surveys and questionnaires from time to time
  • Be involved in/comment on public information leaflets
  • Come to events
  • Be part of a panel or working group (relevant to your interests)
  • Find out more about becoming a governor
  • Be sent membership forms to recruit others

You will be invited to get involved according to your stated preferences, but we will highlight all public events, consultations, and opportunities to get involved in our newsletter and on this page – so anyone can take part.

Council & Board meetings

We have regular public Council meetings and public Board meetings. Members are encouraged to attend and there is a slot for questions from members and the public.

Annual Members Meeting
Our Annual Members Meeting will take place in Kent this year at Ditton Community Centre (Kilnbarn Road, Aylesford, Kent ME20 6AH) on Thursday 28th September 2017, 1.30 - 4.30pm. More information on the event and how to book can be found by clicking on the Annual Members Meeting page.

2017 SECAmb Your Call member events

Members were invited to attend our ‘Your Call’ events to hear about SECAmb’s services in local areas. Members met and heard from local staff about innovations to our service, and learnt more about their local Governors and other volunteers who are part of our service. There was also a question and answer session. You can listen to these events by clicking the players below.

West Sussex event 16th May 2017 
Venue: South East Coast Ambulance Service Tangmere Make Ready Centre, Unit 7 Chichester Business Park, City Fields Way, Tangmere, West Sussex, PO20 2FT.


Presentation slides from the West Sussex event.

Surrey event 17th May 2017
Venue: Box Hill Village Hall, Boxhill Road, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 7JT.


Presentation slides from the Surrey event

Members' feedback

We ask our members to complete a short survey to tell us what they think of their membership, and whether it gives them the opportunity to be involved in the Trust as they would like. Outcomes of our surveys are reported in the Your Call newsletter.

Membership involvement and volunteering

We advertise volunteer opportunities in our member newsletter, Your Call. You can also find information on volunteering as a Community First Responder here.

A representative group of our public members are part of our Inclusion Hub Advisory Group, they work closely with us to advise on our plans. Vacancies in the group will also be advertised in the membership newsletter, Your Call. Read more about our commitment to inclusion and involvement.

Presentations and information on previous SECAmb events can be found listed below:

SECAmb Annual Members Meeting - 27 September 2016 - Brighton, East Sussex

We welcomed 180 people to the Trust’s Annual Members Meeting (AMM) which took place at Brighton Racecourse on the 27th September 2016. Attendees consisted of our Foundation Trust public members, SECAmb volunteers and staff members, external stakeholders, our Council of Governors and Board of Directors. We were pleased to welcome the Right Worshipful Mayor of the City of Brighton & Hove - Councillor Pete West to the event, and it was fantastic to see so many people. If you were able to attend, thank you for supporting your local ambulance service and we hope you found the event interesting and enjoyable! If you were unable to attend, you'll find a video recording of the meeting and the presentations below - please click the links.

'Your Call' Farnborough (NE Hampshire) and Eastbourne (East Sussex)

Our ‘Your Call’ events offer the opportunity to hear about SECAmb’s services in local areas. Members get to meet and hear from local staff about innovations to our service, and learn more about their local Governors and other volunteers who are part of our service. There is also a question and answer session.

We welcomed over 70 SECAmb members and members of the public to the two events collectively. Attendees also included representatives from Healthwatch, local Councillors and representatives from Clinical Commissioning Groups. At the events we received excellent presentations from local staff, volunteers and Governors. The evaluation forms all detailed very postive feedback so we hope to continue to visit different areas to host 'Your Call' events in 2017. You can listen to the events below.



SECAmb Annual Members Meeting (AMM) - 24th September 2015                                  
Our Annual Members Meeting was held on 24 September at Epsom Downs Racecourse. 138 members of the public, staff, and Board and Council members attended. We were pleased to welcome to Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of Epsom and Ewell to the event, and it was fantastic to see so many people.

If you were able to attend, thank you for supporting the ambulance service and we hope you found the event interesting and enjoyable! If you were unable to attend, you'll find an audio recording of the meeting below.

Audio recording of the Annual Members Meeting - 24 September 2015


You can view the presentations and reports from the AMM by using the links below:


‘Your Call 2015’ event for members

Thank you to all our members who completed last year’s membership survey. You told us that you would like the opportunity to attend local events to hear about SECAmb's services in your area, and to meet and learn more about your local Governors and their role in representing the interests of the public in the areas they serve.

With that in mind, we held our first 'Your Call 2015' member event in May at the Holiday Inn Ashford Central where we welcomed just over 40 members to the event.
At the event we heard from our Kent Public Governors and the following staff on SECAmb’s service in the area:

Chris Stamp - Senior Operations Manager in Deal
Andy Burton - Senior Operations Manager in Thanet
Richard Harker - Clinical Centre Manager at Ashford Make Ready Centre
Nick Keech - Clinical Operations Manager in Thanet
Claire Dowdall - Resource Centre Manager at Ashford Make Ready Centre
Ash Capel - Community Partnership Lead

Subjects covered at the event included our 999 and 111 services, our Community Paramedic programme, Make Ready Centres. and Community First Responder service. An overview of the Trust was given by Tony Thorne, SECAmb's Chairman. Members were able to talk to their local Governors and there was a very active question and answer session!

We audio recorded the 2016 'Your Call' events in Sussex and NE Hampshire, they can be found above.

SECAmb Annual Members Meeting 2014
All our members, patients, and the public were invited to attend South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust’s Annual Members Meeting (AMM) which took place on the 25th September 2014 at The Orchards Events Venue in East Malling, Kent. We would like to thank all that attended, we hope you found the day informative and enjoyable. 

The event included a range of stalls, highlighting many different areas of our work inlcuding our Patient Transport Service, NHS 111, our Make Ready Centres and much more. There were also stalls from local organisations including Kent Association of Local Councils, Healthwatch Kent, Parkinson's UK, and The Alzheimer's Society.

There was the opportunity to meet our staff and learn more about what we do, as well as to meet the Council of Governors and the Board of Directors, and hear about the Trust’s activities over the past year. We welcomed just over 150 people to the event, and below you will find copies of the presentations featured on the day, a link to view our 2014 Survivors film, and questions from the Q&A that we committed to providing answers to, that we could not respond to on the day due to the volume of questions submitted.

AMM Presentations 2014:

Survivors Film 2014:

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