The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions for Existing/Redeployed Staff:

The following information is for colleagues who are already employed by one of our partner organisations but are deployed to the vaccination centre or undertaking one or more shifts.

What are the shift patterns like? 

The vaccination centre is currently open 12 hours a day, 7 days a week and a range of shifts are available depending on the role you are going to be delivering. The first vaccination appointment will start at 7.30am and the final appointment will be 6.30pm. 

You will have at least one 30 minute break for every 6 hours worked, and will be allocated break times by your supervisor.

The shift pattern may need to change as the vaccination programme develops. If this happens you will be given as much notice as possible.

What to do if you can’t attend a shift 

If you cannot attend a shift for any reason at short notice, you must inform the relevant contacts provided below as soon as possible:  

If you are working clinically at Elland Road 

Lead Nurse Elland Road 



0113 2060604

If you are working clinically at the Thackray Site 

Lead Nurse Thackray 


If you are working in a non-clinical role at either site 

Command Centre 



You must inform your organisations workforce lead for the vaccination programme as soon as possible:

  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - leedsth-tr.vaccinationrostering@nhs.netor Julie Sutcliffe
  • Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust - Hannah Cressey
  • Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust - Mubina Ahmed

You should also report any absence to your line manager in the usual way and ensure you follow your organisation’s policies relating to self-isolation and COVID-19 testing if your absence is related to COVID-19 symptoms.

How will I be paid?

Substantive staff will be paid at least your normal rate of pay for the role you undertake, in line with NHS terms and conditions.

  • Payment will be made through your employing NHS organisation.
  • Bank workers will be paid in line with bank terms and conditions. 
  • Agency workers will be paid in line with agency terms and conditions.

What will my employment status be? 

You will continue to be employed by your existing organisation during your deployment to the vaccination programme. You will also be supported by a line manager/clinical supervisor during your deployment.

What should I wear?

Clinical staff: In the first instance, staff should wear their own uniform in which they usually wear to perform their duties. Scrubs and other appropriate uniforms will be provided where required.

Non-clinical staff: Please wear clothing appropriate for the role you are undertaking. For example, Marshals should wear warm clothing, suitable for being outdoors in all weathers. High-visibility jackets or tabards will be provided to all non-clinical staff to ensure they are easily identifiable as a member of the Leeds Covid Vaccination Programme workforce.