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

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) 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 the Chief Nursing Office for Wales and Health Education and Improvement Wales in liaison with Approved Education Institutions and alongside the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the royal colleges and the Council of Deans of Health Wales.  

This is a fast-changing and emerging situation and advice may be subject to further amendment. The student support guide published today should be used in conjunction with advice and guidance from students’ approved education institutions, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), royal colleges and trade unions. 

Stephen Griffiths, Director of Nursing, Health Education and Improvement Wales said:

“We are facing unprecedented events in the history of the NHS with tremendous pressures on health and care services. We also know that many healthcare students have asked to contribute to the delivery of care during this period.

"We want to enable nursing and midwifery students to support frontline colleagues and have produced a student support guide to outline what this will mean for students in Wales. The guide will help students decide on how they can support the NHS at this time.”

You can view the guide here.

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