23 March 2021 marks a year since the UK went into its first national lockdown to control the spread of Covid-19. Since then all of our lives have changed dramatically.
We know the past year has been one of the toughest that nursing and midwifery professionals have ever faced. They've had to rapidly adapt to new ways of working and rise to unprecedented demands in uncertain times.
And it's the same for students, who've endured a year of disruption and had to adapt to new ways of learning.
Stories from the pandemic
We asked some of these amazing professionals to reflect on the extraordinary challenges they've faced this past year. Read their stories:
The whole of the UK has been reminded how important nursing and midwifery professionals are. Their expertise and kindness make such a difference to people's health and wellbeing.
We'd like to say 'thank you' to all current and future nurses, midwives and nursing associates - including those on our Covid-19 temporary register - for everything they've achieved over the past year.