Volunteers are crucial in both health and social care. Have your say on the future of volunteering in the NHS by completing the online survey or downloading the questionnaire from this page.
Three million volunteers already make a critical contribution to the provision of health and social care in England - for example the Health Champions programme of trained volunteers that work across the NHS to improve its reach and effectiveness.
Health Education England (HEE) has launched a consultation document to inform the NHS's volunteering strategy.
The consultation document sets out what volunteering takes place within the NHS currently and brings together for the first time many pieces of guidance and information to inform thinking on what volunteering could look like in the NHS and how it can contribute to patient care and experience.
The image on this page links to a video on volunteering produced by Chesterfield Royal NHS Foundation Trust.
Consultation responses are welcomed from 26 June 2017. Send your responses to email@example.com
A word document is also available to download from this page.
Consultation responses will be held in strict confidence.