We are a friendly collective of https://www.facebook.com/groups/CRS.UKMEDTEAM/
UK based health professionals & support staff providing 1st aid care in the Refugee camp in Calais on weekends (when there is no other medical care available in camp). Our aim is to provide safe first aid to refugees and volunteers in the 4 caravans we operate from (3 x for 1st aid, 1 x dental care). Routine Prescribing WILL NOT be permitted.
HOW DO YOU VOLUNTEER?
1) Read our FAQ document - http://on.fb.me/1OahqWF
2) Update the volunteer spreadsheet pinned to the top of the Group page with your details, location & professional background. Detail approx. or confirmed dates for when you can volunteer. Confirmed dates will be added to the rota by the admins. Being a medic is not necessary as we need all skills. Knowledge of first aid (wound cleaning) is a mandatory basic
3) PM one of the following Admins with your registration number (GMC, PIN, HCPC etc…) so your registration can be checked online before you arrive – Hassan, Tamsin, Sandy. Once this is done we will show you as registration confirmed in the spreadsheet
3) If you have prescribing experience & indemnity cover, let us know a week before so appropriate arrangements can be made. There have been incidents when people have just turned up and put us in a difficult situation. We are very vigilant about governance so please inform us
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask us or anyone who has already been to Calais. We will be more than happy to respond.
You are professionally accountable for your actions/omissions and should always check with professional reps/legal advisers before leaving. You will be required to supervise other volunteers. Please bear in mind we are not an organisation but a group of volunteers, with aims similar to yours and thus unable to provide assistance with indemnity cover. Social media rules apply. Equality & respect are key to the success of this group. Trolling will NOT be tolerated. We are A-political. We will allow related posts but they should be appropriate. Report anything you feel inappropriate to Admins ASAP. Thank you on behalf of those you will be caring