Update in relation to midwifery and nursing students in all fields, who are not in the final six months of their programme

Published on 25 March 2020

Read our response to today's joint statement on expanding the nursing and midwifery workforce

Further to the joint actions agreed last week, we are now publishing information relating to nursing and midwifery students in all fields, who are not in the final six months of their programme.

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

“Last week we agreed with UK nursing and midwifery leaders how we would work together to enable students in their final six months of training to support the health and social care response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

“We’ve also heard from other students who have asked for clarity about what they can do to help and how these unprecedented circumstances will impact on their studies and their future.

“We’ve worked closely with our partners across health and social care to provide that clarity, making changes to our education requirements that will provide universities with more flexibility in how they run their courses. This will also enable those students who wish to be involved in supporting this emergency situation to have more choices in how they continue with their programmes.

“From today, we will be sharing these plans with universities to take forward at a local level, while focusing on the safety and wellbeing of their students.

“These are incredibly difficult times and I want to offer my sincerest thanks to all the hardworking nursing and midwifery professionals and students whose skill, expertise and compassion is needed now more than ever before.”

Read the update in relation to midwifery and nursing students in all fields who are not in the final six months of their programme.


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