Returning Nurses and AHPs

Returning Nurses and AHPs

Captain Custard 24 April, 2020

This is a group of resources intended specifically for nurses and AHPs returning to work during the pandemic.

This collection will be updated regularly, so please do check back soon for more.

e-Learning for Health returning Nurses & AHPs modules

Free access to clinical knowledge summaries via NICE

Free CPD modules for health care professionals

Managing COVID-19 in general practice

Queen's Nursing Institute Coronavirus Information Centre

RCGP resource hub

Managing Conflict: Dealing with Angry & Abusive Patients

NHSE FAQ for returning AHPs

COVID-19 information for HCPC-registered clinicians

Primary Care Pharmacy Association resources

Free access to FourteenFish

GPN involvement in PCNs

NHSE FAQ for returning Nurses

Queen's Nursing Institute Coronavirus Information Centre

Provided by: Queen’s Nursing Institute
Cost: Free
Type: Text

Provides information on COVID-19 tailored specifically for nurses and allied health professionals, as well as rapid training plans (with induction templates) for staff redeploying into primary and community care settings.

To access, click here.

RCGP resource hub

Provided by: Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)
Cost: Free
Type: Text

Provides useful tips on:

  • Clinical management
  • End-of-life care
  • Ethics, challenging conversations, and health inequalities
  • Expanding the workforce
  • GP well-being
  • Managing general practice during an epidemic
  • Remote consultation and triaging
  • Research, evidence, and mythbusters
  • Specialist issues and contexts

To access, click here.

NHSE FAQ for returning AHPs

Provided by: NHS England / NHS Improvement
Cost: Free
Type: Text

NHS England / NHS Improvement have produced this list of frequently-asked questions for AHPs looking to return to work in the NHS during COVID-19.

Questions include:

  • Will I have insurance and indemnity cover?
  • Can I help without being in a directly patient-facing role?
  • Will I need to learn new skills?

To access, click here.

Managing Conflict: Dealing with Angry & Abusive Patients

Provided by: Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RCS), The Mental Wealth Academy, and Pharmacist Support
Cost: Free
Type: Text

This PDF provides some tips on how best to deal with patients that are behaving angrily or abusively towards you. It encourages you to:

  • Be calm
  • Listen
  • Acknowledge them
  • Be clear about potential consequences
  • If need be, end the conversation promptly

To access, click here.

Free access to clinical knowledge summaries via NICE

Provided by: National Institute for Health for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Cost: Free
Type: Text

NICE has a comprehensive collection of clinical knowledge summaries available here.

To access, click here.

Free access to FourteenFish

Provided by: FourteenFish
Cost: Free
Type: e-Learning / CPD

FourteenFish has made their collection of online resources freely accessible for nurses.

To access, click here.

NHSE FAQ for returning nurses

Provided by: NHS England / NHS Improvement
Cost: Free
Type: Text

NHS England / NHS Improvement have produced this list of frequently-asked questions for nurses looking to return to work in the NHS during COVID-19.

To access, click here.

e-Learning for Health returning Nurses & AHPs modules

Provided by: Health Education England (HEE)
Cost: Free
Type: e-Learning & CPD

These are online learning modules for nurses and AHPs who are returning to work or changing clinical speciality. They’re all freely available, with no need to log in.

The modules include content on:

  • Mandatory training
  • Infection control
  • BLS

Learning resources with COVID-19 considerations are also included.

To access, click here.

Free CPD modules for health care professionals

Provided by: MIMS Learning
Cost: Free
Type: CPD & e-Learning

MIMS Learning is providing free access to its COVID-19 specific modules and return-to-practice learning modules, including over six hours of CPD on the following:

  • Guidance on novel coronavirus disease COVID-19
  • Coronavirus research and resources
  • Management of urinary tract infections in primary care
  • Ischaemic heart disease
  • Latest BTS/SIGN guidelines on asthma
  • Latest NICE guidelines on type 2 diabetes in adult
  • Latest NICE guidelines on neurological conditions

To access, click here.

Managing COVID-19 in general practice

Provided by: St. George’s, University of London / FutureLearn
Cost: Free
Type: e-Learning

Around four hours’ worth of COVID-19-focused e-Learning resources, covering:

  • Background of COVID-19
  • Current situation in the UK
  • Consultation tips and advice on keeping your practice running safely
  • When to suspect COVID-19 infection in primary care
  • Safe assessment of suspected cases
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Management of acutely unwell patients
  • Management of those with mild symptoms in home isolatio

To access, click here.

COVID-19 information for HCPC-registered clinicians

Provided by: Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Cost: Free
Type: Varied

Free access is provided to COVID-19 specific support issues, with advice related to working within the scope of your practice given.

To access, click here.

Primary Care Pharmacy Association resources

Provided by: Primary Care Pharmacy Association (PCPA)
Cost: Free
Type: Varied

Provided is a suite of resources intended for pharmacists working during the COVID-19 outbreak. Included are the following:

  • Managing the COVID-19 pandemic in care homes
  • Anticipatory prescribing for care home residents during COVID-19
  • NCL COVID-19 electronic repeat dispensing (eRD) guidance for GP practices
  • COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing suspected or confirmed pneumonia in adults in the community
  • Alternative treatment options for vitamin B12 injections
  • Coronavirus advice translated into 14 different languages

To access, click here.

GPN involvement in PCNs

Provided by: NHS England / NHS Improvement
Cost: Free
Type: Video

This video, produced as part of the General Practice Nursing 10-Point Plan, helps to explain how PCNs – and GPN’s work within them – can support population health management.

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