Anj, our MB ChB Phase I Secretary, signed up to the NHS Volunteer Responder initiative and has told us about what her role involves:
In response to the UK Government scheme, I volunteered for the NHS Volunteer Responders (GoodSAM) role. The help people need can vary from collecting prescriptions to doing a food shop. The requests I have completed so far, have all been from people who have been in self isolation and needed help with getting prescriptions from the local pharmacy. After making contact with the patient, I collected the prescriptions and delivered to the patient’s address, dropping them off near their doorstep. Both the patients and the pharmacies have been extremely grateful for the help I and lots of others are providing for those who are unable to get out at the moment.