NHS Volunteer Responders information for health professionals
NHS Volunteer Responders are ready to provide vital support to the NHS.
If you are a healthcare professional you are able to refer someone who may be vulnerable and at risk. All referrals should be made via the NHS Volunteer Responders referrers’ portal
More guidance on making referrals can be found on the NHS England website
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Health and social care professionals will be able to refer people into this service if they have certain health conditions which put them at high risk from coronavirus. It will be used by doctors, nurses and others where there is no current local support for these people to help them stay well. This keeps hospital beds free and provides health professionals with a trusted, national database of volunteers.
NHS Volunteer Responders is being delivered by Royal Voluntary Service one of the country’s largest and long-standing volunteering charities.
NHS Volunteer Responders is not intended to replace any local provision so if you are doing that please continue. NHS Volunteer Responders will provide a service where informal support is not available or easily linked to by health and social care professionals.
If you have clinical training please offer to help your local hospital trust. The NHS Volunteer Responders will not do clinical tasks.