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Volunteering: The Golden Thread in Health

This is a past event.

From 10:00 to 15:30 on 14th September 2017

The Golden Jubilee Conference Centre G81 4SA

Cost: Free

A free conference to explore how the NHS, the third sector and other health and social care partners can collaborate to create high-quality impact volunteering that enhances service delivery and patient outcomes.
Every day across Scotland volunteers in health settings give their time and energy to help make a difference to the lives of patients. Volunteers can help save staff time, increase patient satisfaction, improve patient outcomes and provide a life enhancing experience for volunteers themselves. Over many decades the NHS has developed its own volunteer roles and engaged its own volunteers directly, and the NHS also partners with charities and other third sector organisations to deploy additional volunteers in NHS settings.
Since 2011 the Scottish Health Council has hosted the Volunteering in NHS Scotland programme which supports boards to develop and embed the volunteer contribution to health service delivery. To complement the national programme, in 2016 VHS set up Clear Pathway, a short-life project to explore how the third sector and health boards can best work together and develop good practice so that third sector volunteering in health settings is always safe, patient centred and effective.

Health & Social Care
Local Authority Area
Glasgow City Council
Voluntary Health Scotland
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