The Nursing and Midwifery Council have today announced regulatory and educational changes which will give student nurses across the country the opportunity to join the fight against the global pandemic of the Covid-19 virus.
As the Government seeks to increase the capacity of the NHS workforce to deal with the crisis, University Alliance members have expressed their backing for these exceptional measures and stand ready to support their students and the nation.
Professor Debra Humphris, Chair of University Alliance and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Brighton said:
“Alliance universities are significant providers of education for the next generation of healthcare professionals; training over a quarter of the nation’s nurses. We know that many of our students will want to play their part to deliver care during these unprecedented times, and these arrangements offer exceptional steps to enable that.”
“Our members are deeply committed to serving their communities and stand ready to work with government and others to finalise the details, and to support and advise final year students who may wish to enter the workforce early.”