We have now restarted our Voluntary Driver Scheme at the surgery which is run by our Patient Participation Group.
Because of the COVID situation, we are looking to recruit new voluntary drivers because not all of our usual voluntary drivers are able to return yet.
We are a team of volunteers who collect patients from their homes and deliver them to their surgery appointments, wait for them until their consultation is finished and then deliver them back to their homes.
The drivers currently involved in this work find it extremely rewarding. Drivers are reimbursed on a “per mile” rate for the drives they do and both patients and surgery staff are so grateful to them for giving up some of their spare time to do this work for their community. Times of availability vary from driver to driver and we are grateful for whatever time you could give.
If you would like further information please contact the surgery on 01522 751 717 or via askmyGP and we’ll pass your details on to the Voluntary Driving Scheme.