Volunteering safely and NHS responders
For Guidance on How to help safely during the Coronavirus click here
Patients that you identify as being at moderate risk can access government guidance here. There are also other sources of support for moderate-risk patients:
NHS Volunteer Responders: you can submit a live referral for an individual that needs support or an NHS service that requires volunteers providing they meet the referring criteria at https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHSreferral or on 0808 196 3382.
Volunteers can provide:
- Check in and chat
support – short-term telephone support to individuals who are at
risk of loneliness because of self-isolation (note, this is not mental health
- Community support – collection
of shopping, medication, or other essential supplies for someone who is
self-isolating, and delivering these supplies to their home.
- Patient Transport – transport to
take patients home who are medically fit for discharge.
- NHS Transport – who will
deliver medicines on behalf of the community pharmacy or dispensing doctor.
- Cancer Networ https://cancerwellbeinglondon.nhs.uk/
NHS England announced a ten year plan on 7th January 2019.
What will patients get out of the NHS Long Term Plan?
The NHS has written a Long Term Plan so it can be fit for the future and is based on the experiences of patients and staff. Watch this video (click this link to view) to find out what some of those involved in developing the Long Term Plan think about it.
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