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Supporting professionals and students during the Covid-19 pandemic

14 January 2021

NMC statement: enabling student education and supporting the workforce

8 January 2021

Joint letter with the UK’s Chief Nursing Officers on how we’re supporting professionals during the pandemic

20 December 2020

Statement: What do the latest Covid-19 restrictions mean for the NMC?

23 November 2020

Statement: Principles for nursing and midwifery students during the next phase of the Covid-19 pandemic

20 November 2020

Joint letter on supporting professionals during the second wave of Covid-19

25 June 2020

Statement: Principles for nursing and midwifery students during the next phase of the Covid-19 pandemic

Statements on expanding the workforce

5 January 2021

We published a joint statement to provide an update in relation to the expansion of the temporary register to overseas-trained nurses to support the health and care workforce response to the pandemic over the winter period.

Read more about Covid-19 temporary registration.

2 April 2020

We published a joint statement to provide an update in relation to further action being taken to expand the amount of people on the Covid-19 temporary register.

This describes two additional groups of people who we will invite to join the Covid-19 temporary register.

Read more about Covid-19 temporary registration.

25 March 2020

We published a joint statement to provide an update in relation to midwifery and nursing students in all fields, who are not in the final six months of their programme.

This sets out the options for the contribution and continuing education of midwifery and nursing students in all fields during the emergency, who are not in the final six months of their programme.

Read our information for students and educators

19 March 2020

We published two joint statements with nursing and midwifery leaders on expanding the workforce in the Covid-19 outbreak:

Together, these statements set out:

  • how we would facilitate nurses and midwives who left the register within the last three years to join the Covid-19 temporary register.
  • how we would maximise the contribution of student nurses and midwives who are in the last six months of their pre-registration education.

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