Also, Voluntary Action Leeds / Leeds City Council’s volunteers will be able to help you collect your prescription if you need it. You can contact them on 0113 297 7920.
How do I get supplies if I am working?
Supermarkets have taken steps to introduce shopping hours specifically for NHS staff so that you can get the essentials you need. There have been a number of posts shared on social media around opening hours, however we advise that you contact your local supermarket to check. You will need to show your NHS ID to benefit from these special opening hours.
Company Shop is a membership supermarket which is open to NHS workers. Visit the website for opening times and to become a member. Alternatively call 01226 747 121. Company Shop, Wentworth Way, Wentworth Industrial Estate, Tankersley, Barnsley, Yorkshire, S75 3DH.
There is also a handy Friends Against Scams Postcard which you can share with colleagues where appropriate and share with anyone who you may believe is vulnerable, including service users or friends and family. If you suspect a service user is a victim of these scams please contact the police and the Trust’s Safeguarding Team.
You can also contact Audit Yorkshire, an NHS internal audit, local counter fraud, local security management and advisory service provider hosted by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and supported by a consortium of NHS statutory bodies (its Members).
They produce a regular newsletter with updates and information about the latest incidents of fraud and what you can do to help prevent, and report cases of fraud.
It’s really important that as NHS employees we support efforts to provide trusted and credible information to the public. Please contact the communications team (X55989) if you see any information you feel we need to address.
If you use social media, please only share reliable and trustworthy messages from the NHS, Public Health England and the Department of Health and Social Care as information from these sources is verified and based on the latest clinical evidence.
This guidance specifically considers the use of mobile devices by patients and visitors. The same principles apply to staff using a personal mobile device but the purpose of this guidance is to help you support patients’ use of mobile devices.
There are many benefits for patients that arise from encouraging them to use mobile devices:
Communication with family and friends – often an essential element of support and comfort for a patient admitted to hospital.
Accessing helpful information about their conditions – apps and digital services can support greater patient participation, inform joint decision-making, and allow patients to provide feedback on their outcomes and experiences.
Recording conversations – doing so can help reduce anxiety for patients trying to remember and understand what was said. It also allows them to share the information later with their loved ones and carers. As a matter of good practice, the patient/service user should inform you if they plan to record the conversation and out of politeness ask if you are OK with this.
Make sure you keep your own mobile phone safe and secure at all times.