If you would like to learn more about what we do, and about the Wessex Critical Care Programme, please visit our website at wessexccp.org.


Southampton University Students CFR

Southampton University Community First Responders are healthcare student volunteers trained in delivering initial medical assessment and basic life support. Run in association with Wessex Critical Care Programme – an inter-professional programme aimed at teaching future paramedics, nurses and doctors the principles of pre-hospital, emergency and critical care. Our aim is to significantly increase the chance of survival of time-critical patients in the Southampton community.

What we do

We provide basic life support care until the arrival of the ambulance. We carry oxygen and a defibrillator as well as other medical equipment and pain relief. We can be with a patient very quickly – providing emergency care in the critical time before the ambulance arrives.


We are very grateful to all those who have donated money, time and energy to the local CFR scheme for this community. We would particularly like to thank:

If you live locally, or run a local business, and could help us with our fundraising we would love to hear from you.


Some CFRs run events where you can ‘meet the team’.

This area will display all events that the South Central Ambulance Charity are aware of.


CFRs often get asked to attend events such as a village fete or fair in order to demonstrate vital life saving skills and collect on behalf of our charity.

If you are organising an event and would like us to attend, please email us.



Some schemes have volunteers who are qualified to provide first aid cover at local events. To find out if we can do this for you please email us.



Join our team

If you would like to find out more about becoming a CFR please email cfr@scas.nhs.uk for an application pack. You can also contact our local scheme co-ordinator at southamptonunicfr@sca-charity.org.uk for an informal chat and to find out more, or you can complete the volunteering form.

hours on call by CFRs in this scheme in 2015

calls responded to by CFRs in this scheme in 2015

Contact details

Sally Procter and Ryan Potter

c/o Terry Kane

Community Liaison and Training Officer

Southern House




SO21 2RU






07884 068054