Your NHS needs you!

After the news many workers would be will be placed in furlough, protecting peoples jobs due to the governments recent ‘job retention scheme’, it is leaving many people at home with not much to do.

Last night the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock appealed for 250,000 volunteers to help the NHS through signing up to Good Sam, the group coordinating the response.

Since the Health Secretry’s call to action, by Wednesday morning the government have already exceeded their target of registered volunteers to help the NHS during the crisis.

The NHS are appealing for volunteers to support the 1.5 million people in England who are most at risk for tasks such as collecting essential supplies and delivering to those self-isolating, providing transport for equipment, supplies or medication and providing short-term telephone support to individuals who are at the risk of loneliness due to self-isolation.

Once registered and checks are complete, volunteers will be able to use the GoodSam Responder App to see live and local volunteer tasks to pick from nearby.

More than 11,000 former medics had answered the governments call to return to the NHS and more than 24,000 final-year student nurses and medics will also be joining the fight to support the health service.

For further information on how you can help please visit the Good Sam website for further information.

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