In response to the initial concept we have had a huge level of response from volunteers. We do however realise that in order to be effective we need to have some structure and need to do a level of planning at the backend to ensure the following:
- Healthcare providers are aware of the intent.
- Healthcare providers know how to request support
- That there is the appropriate processes and procedures in place to put HC providers in contact with volunteers
This list isn’t exhaustive, there are lots of things to consider when setting up a volunteer organisation, so please bear with us. We are in talks with both healthcare providers and government agencies to make sure we get this off on the right foot, that we have a suitable structure and that ultimately we can all help support our great healthcare providers in a manner which gives them the help and support they need, in the manner they need it.
Please bear with us as we develop and grow this, we are trying to move at pace but also ensure we focus on our primary objective of delivering actionable support to healthcare, we already are working with NHS trusts.
In the meantime we ask that people join our LinkedIn group whilst we co-ordinate across healthcare providers, volunteers, vendors and various agencies.