Following the previous call for support in London, Manchester and Birmingham, the call has now been reissued and extended across the UK in preparation should they need auxiliary support in the coming weeks.
Under normal operations, engineers and technicians work quietly in the background, but with such unprecedented circumstances before us, this is no longer the case. The effective delivery of clinical care will only be achieved if engineers and technicians work alongside their clinical counterparts.
We have been approached by NHS England to engage with our members to ask for volunteers to help with a range of engineering requirements that will enable them to continue to deliver frontline services, this time across all regions and nations. We do not wish any of our members to place themselves in harm's way, but we also recognise as engineers we have a duty of care to society which we are proud to uphold.
We have been provided with a job description for Auxiliary Engineering Support. Below is a link to the Academy’s website where you can complete a short form to add your name and competency details to a database of volunteers.
We have been advised that while you are termed volunteers, you will be given some financial recompense for your service (this is yet to be finalised). Appropriate training and supervision will also be provided by NHS Clinical Engineering staff.
This is not a decision to take lightly so we ask that you consider this request very carefully; discuss it with your family and consider your own health before submitting your application.
We thank you for your help and support at this time.
Applications are now closed.