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The Nursing Team - Covid 19

We are aware that there is a lot of information coming from a number of directions. With this in mind we are creating webpages for various issues that we have been asked about. 

Covid-19 Practical and Operational Issues

Covid-19 - Vaccination Programme

PHE COVID-19 vaccinator training recommendations

Covid-19 - Useful Links and Resources (inc Primary Care Bulletins)

Third Party Resources

Association of British Clinical Diabetologists COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information for Healthcare Professionals

Health Education EnglandThe impact of Covid-19 on the future of advanced and consultant practice - In May 2020 HEE undertook a crowdsourcing online event to capture the impact advanced and consultant level practitioners were enabling in response to that first wave of the COVID pandemic.  The report has now been published and has been uploaded this week to the HEE Advanced Practice webpages.  

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked in partnership with NHS England and NHS Improvement and the Wessex LMCs to develop a new e-learning programme that supports the non-registered workforce with monitoring of patients on COVID virtual wards.  The ‘COVID Virtual Ward – Introduction to monitoring’ programme explains who patients are, how they are admitted, why monitoring is important and their role in monitoring. It is designed to be used alongside call scripts available on the FutureNHS platform.  This learning should be used in conjunction with local training and policies.

NMC -  Information about attending hearings during the Covid-19 pandemic

NMC Temporary Register – closing 30 September 2022

The NMC has confirmed that t he temporary register will close later this year . Staff currently on the temporary register will need to join the permanent register if they wish to continue to practise after 30 September 2022. For internationally recruited nurses and midwives, this will involve successfully completing the Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). Staff who were previously on NMC’s permanent register can reapply to the permanent register in line with NMC’s return to practice (RtP) standards and readmission process. It is really important to ensure that any of your team who may have joined you on the Covid-19 temporary register applies to join the permanent register as soon as possible.

NMC Temporary Register - in response to Covid-19

If a previously registered nurse wants to become involved with the Covid vaccination programme but no longer on the NMC register they can only work at an HCA level.

“The UK Government has introduced emergency legislation which lets us temporarily register nursing and midwifery professionals who want to support the response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

You don't have to pay a registration fee or meet our revalidation requirements to join. You can also opt-out at any time.

You may be eligible to apply to join the temporary if you were registered with us before and you left the permanent register after March 2015, or you're an overseas-trained nurse applying to join the NMC register.” Covid-19 temporary registration (

There are some conditions to practice, the following website should answer any queries in relation to this. Conditions of practice Working while on the Covid-19 temporary register (

Who to contact about working arrangements


If you were previously on the NMC register

If you're an overseas candidate


See Coronavirus guidance for clinicians and NHS managers

Contact your Human Resources team, or register your interest through NHS Professionals.


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Updated on Wednesday, 31 August 2022 1236 views