All staff can now access the ‘NHS Wales Staff Wellbeing Covid-19 Portal’ which provides a range of health and wellbeing resources to support staff at this difficult time.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) guidance for healthcare professionals and associated links can be found here.
The most up to date guidance for nursing, midwifery and allied health professional students in response to COVID-19:
|Nursing and Midwifery|
|12/03/2020||A joint message to nurses and midwives has been agreed and sent out titled ‘Supporting Nurses and Midwives across the UK and Nursing Associates (England only) in the event of a COVID-19 epidemic in the UK’.|
|19/03/2020||Joint statement on expanding the nursing workforce in the COVID-19 outbreak from the Nursing and Midwifery Council.|
|19/03/2020||Joint statement on expanding the midwifery workforce in the COVID-19 outbreak from the Nursing and Midwifery Council.|
|25/03/2020||The NMC have issued a a statement regarding the contribution of nursing students who are not in the final six months of their programme. We are working with Welsh Government on how we can implement this in Wales.|
|30/03/2020||We have issued ‘Nursing and Midwifery Student Support Guidance during COVID-19’ which focuses on how nursing and midwifery students can support the health and care system during this emergency.|
A letter from HEIW to all undergraduate and postgraduate nursing and midwifery students - 'Your education programme and supporting patients through COVID-19'.
|09/09/2020||Position statement from Welsh Government and HEIW confirming medical, nursing, midwifery, allied health profession and healthcare science students as having continued key worker status when undertaking practice placements.|
|06/11/2020||The All Wales Healthcare Student PACT: Supporting healthcare students’ safe entry into practice learning environments during pandemic conditions.|
Position statement from Health Education and Improvement Wales and Welsh Government on healthcare students access to the Covid-19 vaccination. This position statement confirms students’ individual access to COVID-19 vaccination in line with priority group scheduling.
|Allied Health Professionals and Healthcare Scientists|
|23/03/2020||A statement has been issued by HEIW, The Council of Deans for Health in Wales, Health Boards and NHS Trusts - Directors of Therapies and Healthcare Sciences and NWSSP - Employment Services on the 'Recruitment of all AHP and Healthcare Science students graduating in summer 2020.'|
Advice to programme leaders, students and placement providers/trainers to programme leaders, students and placement providers/trainers from the Institute of Biomedical Science.
We have developed 'Health and Care Professions Council regulated allied health professional and PTP healthcare science student support guidance during COVID-19 outbreak' which focuses on how HCPC regulated allied health professional and healthcare science students can support the health and care system during this emergency. The guidance was issued with this letter to students and this letter to universities.
|12/01/2021||Position statement from Health Education and Improvement Wales and Welsh Government on healthcare students access to the Covid-19 vaccination. This position statement confirms students’ individual access to COVID-19 vaccination in line with priority group scheduling.|