HelpForce is a new Community Interest Company founded in 2017 and led by Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett. 

There is an urgent need for volunteers to play a greater role in supporting NHS staff so that staff can focus more of their time providing expert medical care. Well managed staff-volunteer teams can substantially improve patient care in hospitals but while there are some brilliant examples across the NHS, these are not joined up and volunteering is rarely integrated into NHS delivery plans.

We are working with pioneers in NHS Trusts and the voluntary sector to improve volunteering practice and perceptions across the UK.