COVID-19 updates for registered nurses

We will keep you informed by providing  up to date information and support needed for your role as a registered nurse in adult social care. With the added pressure of these challenging times and we'd like to thank you for all you're doing. 


The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) supports community and care home nurses up to and including band 6 (or equivalent) who are in need of financial assistance to further their education. Grants of up to £1000 are awarded and applications can be submitted throughout the year online or by downloading the Word form. Please note, QNI education grants can only be paid once.

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RCN Events is working to help health care professionals maintain their CPD including online events platform that offers self-learning at your fingertips. You can access a range of content, including webinars, livestreams and filmed presentations given by experts, 24/7, on your mobile, laptop, tablet or PC. Visit then enter your name and email address to register.

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On 25 June, the Nursing and Midwifery Council announced proposals on how they will make the first steps towards recovery as the UK cautiously transitions to a new phase in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the statement

QNI has pulled together all of the most appropriate COVID-19 rapid training on offer to registered nurses into one useful document.

⇨  Find out more.

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has recently added a new learning pathway for health and care staff in care home settings to its e-learning programme. This is designed to help the health and care workforce respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes specific learning pathways for various groups, and one of these groups is registered nurses. 
⇨  Visit their website.

The RCN has a dedicated webpage which has a lot of information and guidance on it, which we think you’ll find useful.

The Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI) offers a Listening Service, TalkToUs, to offer emotional support by phone to registered nurses working in the community. ⇨  Find out more.

The Government has introduced emergency legislation that has allowed the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to create a COVID-19 temporary register. This means they are now able to temporarily register fit, proper and suitably experienced people, so that they can practise if they want to and feel able to do so. 
⇨  Find out more.

CQC has updated their guidance on delegating medicines administration to care workers. 
⇨  Find out more.

The Care Quality Commission is making changes to the way they work during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. They include how they do their job and support providers to keep people safe. They also affect how people communicate with them, or send applications or information. 
⇨  Find out more.

The COVID-19 pandemic raises particular challenges for care home residents, their families and the staff that look after them. This guidance, by the British Geriatric Society (BGS), has been developed to help care home staff and NHS staff who work with them to support residents through the pandemic. 
⇨  Read the guidance.

To support nurses during this challenging period, the Nursing Standard has developed a collection of free news and evidence-based resources relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
⇨  Visit their website

In this Year of the Nurse Carly Love, Matron at Arthur Rank Hospice in Cambridge, looks at how the profession is working together to tackle the professional and personal challenges posed by COVID-19.
⇨  Read Carly's blog.

The British Geriatric Society (BGS) has collated current advice from experts within the BGS relating to older people and the current COVID-19 pandemic. They will develop this series as the situation progresses. 

⇨  Visit their website.