NHS: Voluntary Work

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 21st May 2020.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of people that offered to become NHS Volunteer Responders have been (a) vetted and accepted as volunteers and (b) allocated a task.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

As of 13 May 2020, out of the 750,000 people who have signed up to the NHS Volunteer Responders programme, 589,487 have completed the necessary identity checks to begin helping those most vulnerable. Out of these, 132,838 volunteers have been notified of a task and a total of 147,697 tasks have been completed and this is increasing by around 7,000 tasks a day.

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