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NHS volunteers

Post by karatekid » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:56 pm

No work for a while so instead of just sitting on my backside I've volunteered to help out where I can. Sign up below if you can.

https://www.england.nhs.uk/2020/03/your ... teer-army/

https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHS
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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by Zlatan » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:59 pm

karatekid wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:56 pm
No work for a while so instead of just sitting on my backside I've volunteered to help out where I can. Sign up below if you can.

https://www.england.nhs.uk/2020/03/your ... teer-army/

https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHS
Nice one, and well done for doing so.

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by dushanbe » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:05 pm

I've also volunteered this evening.
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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by JarrowClaret » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:16 pm

Anybody who volunteers to help is doing something amazing well done.

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by Pimlico_Claret » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:20 pm

Count me in
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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by spadesclaret » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:28 pm

Well done, you wonderful people. I just wish I was in a position to do something positive.

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by TVC15 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:30 pm

Done it
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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by Burnley1989 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:43 pm

Done it myself and happy to start ASAP
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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by Zlatan » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:44 pm

Thanks everyone who is volunteering - it’s appreciated

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by beddie » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:52 pm

A well done from me also to everyone that's signed up. I would love to be involved but fear I'm in the wrong age category.

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by Burnley1989 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:58 pm

I actually really hope I’m selected. In a very good position to help and have been telling myself for years I need to get myself signed up to helping in some way weather that be by charity or what not
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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by JohnMac » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:18 pm

I have COPD & CKD so not allowed out but admire you all and will be with you in spirit.

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by Pimlico_Claret » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:24 pm

I'm not sure yet but having filled in the application form it appears that one of the possibilities is being on the end of the phone to talk to someone, possibly an isolated elderly person, maybe similar to Samaritans.
This might be a possibility for some of the people on here who think their health may preclude them from helping.
Please don't quote me, look at the whatsamapp.org/NHS and see what you think.
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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by TVC15 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:28 pm

Pimlico - yes that is one of the options on the website but when it came up filling out the form and choosing which roles you were prepared to do I can’t remember whether the call centre one was there ?

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by karatekid » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:33 pm

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by ktclaret » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:45 pm

Signed up tonight. From what I've seen on here, you've all got plenty to chat about. Get yourselves signed up. You never know, it might even brighten up someone's day ... UTC
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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by thatdberight » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:49 pm

Once my work gets rid of me, I'll be up for that. Delivering stuff. Happy to help keep people alive. Just don't ask me to talk to them. Not fair to me. Or them, more importantly.

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by atlantalad » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:54 pm

Signed up as a volunteer in my local village last week. A local woman had popped a home printed flyer in my letter box which gave a number to contact if I needed any help with items- like the NHS list. I did not need help but contacted the woman and offered to help as well. She said she was overwhelmed as 41 other people responded offering to also help in the space of a couple of days. No doubt she will coordinate with the NHS list.

Brilliant to see communities pulling together and people are, by and large, very decent 😀.
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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by Wile E Coyote » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:20 am

Tried to volunteer via links and facebook, nothing doing. the email address is not functional. can anyone shed any light please.

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by wembley94 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:40 am

Well done to all volunteers.I hope people remember after coronvirus what a great job.the NHS and the volunteers did for the country

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by dpinsussex » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:44 am

Volunteered last night as well

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by Top Claret » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:48 am

Do they send you an email back to confirm that they have received your form

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by THEWELLERNUT70 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:50 am

The Mrs is signing up to help the effort, whilst I continue to work in my role as what is considered to be a key worker

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by Caballo » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:54 am

Signed up.

Could I also remind anyone who is a blood donor, current or lapsed, or thinking about doing for that matter, they're desperate and have been all but lost in the white noise of the virus.
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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by Top Claret » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:28 am

Tried signing up but nothing doing. I think the system as gone into melt down with the volume of people applying. I can't get an activation code

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by Vintage Claret » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:33 am

Can you volunteer on a one day a week (plus weekends)
basis?

I'm currently working from home 4 days a week but would be happy to help out on my day off which is a Friday usually but sometimes Monday.

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by dushanbe » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:35 am

Vintage Claret wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:33 am
Can you volunteer on a one day a week (plus weekends)
basis?

I'm currently working from home 4 days a week but would be happy to help out on my day off which is a Friday usually but sometimes Monday.
You can make yourself available as and when. Its run via an app and when you are available, you mark yourself as 'on duty'. If you can only do one day a week or even an hour thats fine.
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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by Vintage Claret » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:50 am

dushanbe wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:35 am
You can make yourself available as and when. Its run via an app and when you are available, you mark yourself as 'on duty'. If you can only do one day a week or even an hour thats fine.
Thats good, thanks Dushanbe, will get applying.

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by Top Claret » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:26 am

Sorted.. Didn't see the bit where you put your driving licence number

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by FactualFrank » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:08 am

250000+ now signed up.

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by Vintage Claret » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:24 am

Registered as a community/nhs support driver-just awaiting approval

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by lakedistrictclaret » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:59 am

beddie wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:52 pm
A well done from me also to everyone that's signed up. I would love to be involved but fear I'm in the wrong age category.
Is there an upper age limit for volunteers?

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by Paul Waine » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:11 am

Details on GoodSam website:

Volunteers must be 18 or over, and fit and well with no symptoms. Those in higher-risk groups (including those over 70, those who are pregnant or with underlying medical conditions) will be able to offer support by telephone.

Your safety is our priority. The majority of tasks can be undertaken while social distancing and volunteers will receive guidance through our 'getting started pack'. If you do become ill you can pause your volunteering.

Patient transport drivers will require an enhanced DBS check and will receive guidance to do this role safely, also included within the 'getting started pack'.

It seems even "higher-risk" groups can volunteer to help - providing support by telephone.

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by dpinsussex » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:37 pm

405,000 signed up. Phenomenal effort

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by Caballo » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:42 pm

Hoping my advanced DBS gets me up the queue and I can actually do something to help.

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by tiger76 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:01 pm

Caballo wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:54 am
Signed up.

Could I also remind anyone who is a blood donor, current or lapsed, or thinking about doing for that matter, they're desperate and have been all but lost in the white noise of the virus.
Excellent point I've been meaning to donate for a while,i'm not certain whether you have to make an appointment,or you can just visit,people are probably better checking with their local blood bank first,as obviously they will want to observe social distance protocols,but you are right blood is always in demand.Of course if you're suffering from a cold/flu you generally are encouraged to wait until those symptoms have cleared,and clearly given the CV they'll probably be strict on this.

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by Spijed » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:13 pm

tiger76 wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:01 pm
Excellent point I've been meaning to donate for a while,i'm not certain whether you have to make an appointment,or you can just visit,people are probably better checking with their local blood bank first,as obviously they will want to observe social distance protocols,but you are right blood is always in demand.Of course if you're suffering from a cold/flu you generally are encouraged to wait until those symptoms have cleared,and clearly given the CV they'll probably be strict on this.
Sadly, I'd love to give blood but mine is deemed unsafe for donation :(

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by houseboy » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:14 pm

Think I’ll have a go. At 65 (but fit and healthy) I might be on the phones (bit like work really) but all helps. For temporary technical reasons I can’t actually work at home for about 3-4 weeks so sat here being paid for nothing so this might make me useful.

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by HunterST_BFC » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:36 pm

dpinsussex wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:37 pm
405,000 signed up. Phenomenal effort

Wow!
Some people go to any length to get an NHS Pass on a lanyard so they can get access to Beer and Loo rolls first in Tesco.







Only kidding,
Good on those who can and do. Bravo.

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by Im_not_Robbie_Blake » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:40 pm

Wonderful, wonderful people.

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by Burnleyareback2 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:47 pm

Well done to all the volunteers. Nice to see when all around us I’m hearing about selfishness and stupidity.

The rest of us will crowd fund a twix for you all at the next game.

Stay safe x

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by chipbutty » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:07 pm

tiger76 wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:01 pm
Excellent point I've been meaning to donate for a while,i'm not certain whether you have to make an appointment,or you can just visit,people are probably better checking with their local blood bank first,as obviously they will want to observe social distance protocols,but you are right blood is always in demand.Of course if you're suffering from a cold/flu you generally are encouraged to wait until those symptoms have cleared,and clearly given the CV they'll probably be strict on this.
I think that all donation sessions are appointment only, my next one is 23rd April at fire station go to the nhs blood website to make anappointment, they will be a few months away though.

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by chipbutty » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:14 pm

Caballo wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:42 pm
Hoping my advanced DBS gets me up the queue and I can actually do something to help.
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Me too, signed up today. Do you think volunteers will get tested first?

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by dushanbe » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:50 am

I’ve had an email this morning to say that due to the high number of volunteers, it is taking 2-7 days to confirm identities and that they aren’t scheduling any work before the 31st March.

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by expoultryboy » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:21 am

Lucky ( up to now ) , there are only 32 known cases in Shropshire . We've volunteered/organized to transport the nurses between hospitals in shrewsbury and Telford plus bring the dialysis patients to renal from all over the country .

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by pureclaret » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:27 am

I volunteered tuesday too but at the moment i have just come down with a cold( i hope) so have to self isolate incase its more. but can do phone calls no problem just waiting for approval.

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by lakedistrictclaret » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:48 pm

dushanbe wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:50 am
I’ve had an email this morning to say that due to the high number of volunteers, it is taking 2-7 days to confirm identities and that they aren’t scheduling any work before the 31st March.
I've had this e-mail as well. Not surprising it's taking a few days, well over half a million volunteers now.

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by TVC15 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:57 pm

Bump

Anyone had their confirmation back ?
I got mine today and downloaded the app but it’s quite confusing what to do next (to me at least)

They have used an old app rather than build a new one as there is stuff on there from a cardiac responders volunteer scheme.

Anyone who has sussed it out any advice would be appreciated

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by lakedistrictclaret » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:05 pm

I haven't heard yet, but I didn't apply until Wednesday.

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Re: NHS volunteers

Post by Burnley1989 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:34 pm

TVC15 wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:57 pm
Bump

Anyone had their confirmation back ?
I got mine today and downloaded the app but it’s quite confusing what to do next (to me at least)

They have used an old app rather than build a new one as there is stuff on there from a cardiac responders volunteer scheme.

Anyone who has sussed it out any advice would be appreciated
I got mine this evening, I’ll be sorting tomorrow. I’ll keep you posted
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