The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire)

Unity over NHS volunteers scheme


SIR, – Miles Briggs MSP has suggested Scotland should copy the English NHS Corona volunteer scheme. Nicola Sturgeon has said she’ll consider it.

I applied, it was very simple and I was accepted. Readers can find it by visiting

Rather than re-invent the wheel and lose time, money and lives, a “branded” NHS Scotland page can be set up. This is an opportunit­y to leverage national strategy, co-ordination, co-operation, procedures and huge publicity so we can all do our bit.

Our social, educationa­l and

health problems and the huge coronaviru­s rescue bill will still exist after this crisis so this could be the start of a community movement.

Surely this is an opportunit­y for Westminste­r, Holyrood and the main parties to work together for once and get things moving.

Allan Sutherland, Willow Row, Stonehaven, Aberdeensh­ire

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