Covid-19 temporary register extended to support vaccine rollout

Published on 16 December 2020

See the latest update for those who have left our permanent register recently

Nursing and midwifery professionals whose registration lapsed between 1 March 2020 and 30 November 2020 are now able to join the NMC’s Covid-19 temporary register.

This comes as Covid-19 vaccines begin to be rolled out across the four nations to help reduce the spread and impact of the coronavirus.  

Our Chief Executive and Registrar for the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Andrea Sutcliffe CBE, said:

“As the Covid-19 vaccine programme begins and winter pressures increase, I’d like to thank all our permanent and temporary registered nursing and midwifery professionals working across the UK.

“We recognise there may be nurses, midwives and nursing associates with up-to-date skills and knowledge who have only very recently left the permanent register and may wish to come back to help contribute to this important, urgent work.

“I’m glad we’re supporting them to do that.  We are encouraging them to re-join the permanent register if that’s possible, or we are enabling them to join our temporary emergency register instead so they can practise in the short-term.”

“As we look to the future, we’ll continue to work closely with all our partners in health and social care across the four countries so we can help to ensure our nursing and midwifery professionals are properly supported and public safety is protected.”


Further information

If you’ve left the NMC permanent register in the past eight months and would like further information on the options available to you, please see our Covid-19 temporary registration page.

Other information and FAQs about vaccines for registered nurses, midwives and nursing associates is available on our Information about vaccines page.

Find out more information about our temporary register.

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