Government Digital Service (GDS)
Podcast: The Clinically Extremely Vulnerable People Service
The Clinically Extremely Vulnerable People Service – or “VPS” – was set up as part of the government’s response to coronavirus to provide support for clinically extremely vulnerable people who were advised to stay at home in England, otherwise known as “shielding”.
Between 23 March to 30 July 2020, the VPS facilitated more than 4.2 million deliveries of essential supplies (including food and medicine), enabled citizens to access support for basic health and care needs while shielding, and provided priority supermarket deliveries.
In this month’s episode of the GDS Podcast, we talk to some of the teams behind the impressive cross-government collaboration between the Government Digital Service (GDS), NHS Digital, Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).
Listen to hear insider perspectives from:
- Sally Benson, Service Delivery at DWP
- Martin Woolhead, Acting Deputy Director for Food for the Vulnerable at Defra
- Kate Nicholls, Patient Contact & Data Team / Shielding Directorate at MHCLG
- Nick Tait, Service Owner / Shielded Vulnerable People Service at GDS
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