The nation is looking for up to 250,000 volunteers to help up to 1.5 million people who have been asked to shield themselves from coronavirus because of underlying health conditions.
Members of the public are being called upon to perform vital tasks such as:
- Delivering medicines from pharmacies
- Driving patients to appointments
- Bringing patients home from hospital
- Making regular phone calls to people in isolation
Dr Nikki Kanani, GP and NHS Director of Primary Care, has said that the NHS is “rallying the troops” so that everyone across the country can do their part in fighting this virus.
“This is one of those once-in-a-lifetime moments where a single action from one person can be the difference between life and death for another, and simple acts of kindness are going to make all the difference in keeping some of the most vulnerable people well and out of hospital.”
Matt Hancock, The Health and Social Care Secretary, announced this week that it is essential for all of us to pull together in order to reduce the pressure on our NHS.
“Your help has the potential to make a real difference to some of those most affected by this outbreak – from delivering essential prescriptions to calling to check on the wellbeing of those self-isolating.”
If you are well and able to do so safely, use the link below to sign up quickly and easily to this volunteer programme.
TLA Medicolegal is encouraging its employees, clients, and anyone else who is in good general health to become an NHS Volunteer Responder today.
A little help will go a long way.