National Group for Volunteering

The Volunteering in NHSScotland programme is led by the National Group for Volunteering, a strategic group that oversees the development of the activities undertaken, provides leadership to the programme and engages with the Scottish Government.  The Terms of ReferencePDF document for the Group provides more information.

The Group is chaired by Neil R Galbraith, Chair of NHS Western Isles. Membership of the GroupPDF document includes a range of representatives from across NHSScotland and the wider volunteering landscape. It meets throughout the year to ensure strategic direction of the Group is responsive to the needs of NHS boards.

Papers and minutes from Group meetings are made available on this page after each meeting.

National Group meetings

29 August 2017 meeting

Draft minutes will be made available in due course.

The next meeting will take place on 31 October in Glasgow.

16 May 2017 meeting
31 January 2017 meeting
15 November 2016 meeting
23 August 2016 meeting
17 May 2016 meeting
10 December 2015 meeting


22 September 2015 meeting


10 June 2015 meeting
21 April 2015 meeting
27 January 2015 meeting
11 November 2014 meeting
29 July 2014 meeting
16 April 2014 meeting
21 January 2014 meeting
6 November 2013 meeting
27 August 2013 meeting


28 June 2013 meeting
14 May 2013 meeting
25 February 2013 meeting
13 November 2012 meeting


3 September 2012 meeting


22 May 2012 meeting


Please note: the paper for Volunteer Centres and volunteering in NHSScotland was postponed until the next meeting.

20 March 2012 meeting