A Framework for the Restart and Recovery of NHS Volunteer Services
14th July 2020
This framework has been produced by NHS England and NHS Improvement to help NHS Volunteering services prepare for the recovery phase.
❑ Volunteers continue to play a key role in delivery of NHS services. Before,
during and beyond Covid-19 we know there is no ‘one size fits all’ with
respect to NHS volunteer services.
❑ This framework document is intended to empower NHS providers to make decisions, develop local recovery plans and build the case for volunteering locally that benefits their patients, staff and services.
❑ The framework supports a recovery and reset approach that enables
providers to restart volunteer services over the coming weeks and months –
retaining what has worked well, learning from challenges and looking ahead to future need
❑ Plans should be responsive and reviewed regularly, and approaches should be embedded in, and support, wider organisational recovery plans.
To download the framework, please click below.