NHS staff are working longer hours and have less time to manage their own personal lives during this crisis. National Health Supporters is a directory for known networks of students across the country. Students are matched with healthcare workers in their area to help those in need of free additional assistance in areas such as childcare, grocery shopping, pet sitting and providing administrative assistance at local GP practices.
The idea was first introduced by a group of students at Edinburgh University who were eager to help their local NHS Trust.
Emma Backhurst, a medical student from the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine at King’s, has set up and manages the regions of Surrey and Kent, alongside a fellow UCL medical student.