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 trainers, educators and employers 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.|
A letter from HEIW to Deans and Heads of Nursing Pre-registration Programmes - 'Nursing students: volunteering in the health and care system to combat COVID-19.'
A letter from HEIW to the NHS Wales Directors of Nursing - 'COVID-19 and implications for nursing and midwifery students.'
This NMC 'Information for employers' guidance sets out what employers need to know about professionals who have joined the Covid-19 temporary register, as well as how the NMC’s processes around professionals on our permanent register have been impacted by Covid-19.
Nurses and allied health professionals can access our ‘COVID-19 training resources for nurses and allied health professionals’ portal which includes training on delegation, redeployment to clinical settings, critical care along with resources to help support your wellbeing during this challenging time.
A quick reference guide by HEIW on arrangements for nursing and midwifery students working in practice during the covid-19 period relevant to placement staff supervising nursing and midwifery students.
Guidance from Health Education and Improvement Wales and Health Education England on COVID-19 reciprocal arrangements for students currently located outside the geographic boundaries of their enrolled Approved Education Institution (AEI) relevant to management of cross-border nursing and midwifery students.
Guidance on practice learning outcomes in non-client facing placements relevant to practice supervisors and assessors supervision and assessment of nursing students.
|09/06/2020||HEIW have issued Covid-19 Frequenetly Asked Questions concerning nursing and midwifery students - a guide for practice supervisors and assessors.|
|18/09/2020||HEIW have issued the All Wales COVID-19 Placement Recovery Principles.|
|18/09/2020||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.|
|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.
|20/04/2020||Nurses and allied health professionals can access our ‘COVID-19 training resources for nurses and allied health professionals’ portal which includes training on delegation, redeployment to clinical settings, critical care along with resources to help support your wellbeing during this challenging time.|