What roles are NHS Volunteers carrying out

The NHS Volunteer Responders recruitment initiative has recruited 750,000 people, three times higher than initially targeted.
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Those who have applied will be helping the NHS by performing the following roles:

Community Response volunteer: The role involves collecting shopping, medication or other essential supplies for someone who is self-isolating, and delivering these supplies to their home.

Patient Transport volunteer: This role supports the NHS by providing transport to patients who are medically fit for discharge, and ensuring that they are settled safely back in to their home.

NHS Transport volunteer: The role involves transporting equipment, supplies and/or medication between NHS services and sites, it may also involve assisting pharmacies with medication delivery.

Check in and Chat volunteer: The role provides short-term telephone support to individuals who are at risk of loneliness as a consequence of self-isolation.

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