You will have heard on the news this week that the NHS are appealing for volunteers to join an “army” of NHS Responders. This is to support the 1.5 million people in England who are most at risk from Covid-19. I understand they have had an amazing response to this appeal already. The people who can access this service will be notified by the NHS directly. Because of the extended needs of this group , a wider range of support is offered which includes collecting shopping and medication and “check-in-and-chat” and also patient transport to and from hospital or NHS transport of equipment and pharmaceuticals between NHS services. Volunteers can choose which type of service they want to do. Again safety of volunteers and recipients is paramount.
If you would like more information about becoming an NHS Volunteer Responder then visit www.england.nhs.uk/2020/03/your-nhs-needs-you-nhs-call-for-volunteer-army
Or register by visiting www.goodsamapp.org/NHS