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Support for nursing and midwifery students keen to join the fight against COVID 19

27 March 2020

Health Education England has published guidance providing information for nursing and midwifery students on how they can support the health and care system during this time of emergency.  


The guidance has been developed by HEE, NHS England and NHS Improvement alongside the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the Royal Colleges and the Council of Deans of Health.  


This is a fast-changing and emerging situation and advice may be subject to further development. These principles should be used in conjunction with advice and guidance from both students’ higher education institutions, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and royal colleges and trade unions. 


Mark Radford, Chief Nurse, Health Education England said: 


We are in unprecedented times with significant pressures being placed upon our health and care services. We have been contacted by a number of students asking how they can get involved and help deliver care.   


We want to make sure that our nursing and midwifery students are given an opportunity to support frontline colleagues and have access to all the information and support they need to help them decide how they want to support the NHS through this challenging period.

To view the guidance go to: Student support guide master.pdf