Enabling third sector to relieve NHS seasonal pressures

A task force of health and social care charities has been set up to enable the sector to provide more support to overstretched NHS accident and emergency departments. Chaired by Stephen Bubb of charity chief executives body ACEVO, the grouping includes the Red Cross, Royal Voluntary Service and Age UK.

Civil Society News item http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/finance/news/content/18863/acevo_to_devise_plan_for_charities_to_relieve_pressure_on_the_nhs, or see the various press coverage linked from ACEVO’s news page https://www.acevo.org.uk/news/sir-stephen-bubb-chairs-taskforce-ae-winter-pressure and background piece from Stephen Bubb.

Local sector support body NAVCA has also called for local charities to be “part of winter pressure solutions”.