Health Workforce Innovations in Response to the COVID Pandemic
COVID-19 temporary registration for nursing and midwifery
The UK Government has introduced emergency legislation which creates a temporary register for fit, proper and suitably experienced professionals who want to practise and feel able to support the COVID-19 emergency situation.
The groups of people invited onto the temporary register include:
- Nurses and midwives who left the register within the last three years
- Overseas applicants, including both nurses and midwives, who have completed all parts of their NMC registration process except their OSCE
- Nurses and midwives who have left the register within the last four and five years.
Return of retirees
Rapid upskilling/reskilling existing and available workers (eg. laid off)
Nurses - Licensed Practical
Nurses - Registered
We are now coming through this peak of hospitalisations and entering the second phase of our response, with plans being developed to safely bring back NHS services and meet delayed demand for care and treatment.