Health and social care organisations in Derbyshire have been working closely together for some time, to improve care and services for people and make them as efficient and effective as possible.
NHS Volunteer Responders have been mobilised to help support vulnerable individuals who are self-isolating. Priority will be given to those identified as most at risk from Covid-19 and asked to self-isolate at home for an extended period, and to those who health practitioners and local authority colleagues consider to be vulnerable. The volunteer initiative is being delivered by NHS England and NHS Improvement in partnership with Royal Voluntary Service and enabled by the GoodSam Responders app. Referrals for volunteer support can be made by GPs/social prescribing link workers/practice nurses concerned about an at-risk or vulnerable individual they have advised to self-isolate; hospital discharge teams; community pharmacists; NHS 111; ambulance trusts; community health trusts that need volunteer support for patients leaving hospital; and local authorities. Frequently asked questions about NHS Volunteer Responders can be found here.
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