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Healthwatch suggests that this gap in provision could be met by patient transport volunteers – part of the NHS Responders scheme.
Our transport champion and board member Tim Evans has been looking at how communities can stay better-connected amid concerns that Bristol Community Transport is currently only operating a few services.
Tim has been attending regular meetings with councils, West of England Combined Authority and Bristol Transport Providers since March in response to the Covid-19 outbreak.
The NHS is going to encourage more people to volunteer as patient transport drivers in the NHS Responders scheme as so far only 1,000 have ticked to offer this category of help.