We are very short of doctors and it is costly remaining GMC registered and insured, let alone parking at surgeries or NHS hospitals.
The NHS does ? nothing to tap possible health clinicians of all categories and maybe people like myself would do better for society than being on parish committees and school governing boards.
As a volunteer myself, I wholeheartedly agree that anyone who gives of themselves to work voluntarily in the various parts of the NHS is to be commended and valued. However, it should not be forgotten that there are also thousands of people who provide guidance and support in the many charities throughout the UK. In particular those generally smaller charities responding to rare diseases. Whilst the NHS has recognised the need to have a rare disease strategy, for example, it has made no effort to contact those charities involved - or indeed ANY charities - as mentioned in the Five Year Forward plan. If the health service is to survive in the way it is envisaged, then the Government has to address this issue if it wants to achieve a truly person-centered approach.
I have worked for lccfor 43 years took my pension early have got all current I'd badge new up to date crb am diskixe and struggle with internate.
I would like volunteering with nhs
I am happy to help as much as I can I live in Southampton.
Thank you for everyone commenting on this piece after the government's announcement about the new NHS Volunteer Responders initiative, which has been set up to support the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak. This article was published in 2018 and so does not contain the most up-to-date information on this programme. To find out how to sign up as a volunteer, please visit the Goodsam website: https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHS.
I would really like to help but am currently obeying Lockdown guidance.
I am retired so approaching the high risk age category but would like to help if there is a safe way to do so.
Perhaps phoning people or delivering drugs to doorsteps? As a recent Hospital Governor I have the necessary checks and a working knowledge of the NHS.
I would really like to help I head chef at bromley football club. if you need help let me know I would to help.
I would like to volunteer to help people who are in lockdown and need food / medicine delivering to their homes!
If anyone would like to talk I can provide my mobile number!
I would like to do some help preparing food packing delivery send the staff to hospital I have been recovered from the virus i have more herd immunity than others