Guides: Volunteering (NHS England)
10th November 2018
An estimated three million people volunteer in health and care. The time volunteers give every day, in a very wide range of roles, makes a valuable contribution to the quality of care patients’ experience.
Volunteering is a key enabler in transforming the way the NHS works with people and communities and is essential for the success of the Five Year Forward View and particularly Chapter 2 which identifies the need to ‘encourage community volunteering’.
NHS England has produced guidance to offer practical support and information for NHS providers to enable them to support the strategic ambition to grow and develop volunteering in the NHS.