Podcast: The Clinically Extremely Vulnerable People Service

26 Feb 2021 12:54 PM

Blog posted by: , 24 February 2021 – Categories: DataDigital, Data and TechnologyGDS teamPodcast.

Government Digital Service podcast with Vanessa, Kate & Nick.

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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).

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