Clinicians Returning to the Workforce for Covid-19

You can find information on returning to the workforce here:

GMC information for Doctors returning to the register: Restoration to the register

NMC information for Nurses returning to the register: Emergency register opt in

NHS England Returning Clinicians


You may also wish to visit:


Additional resources:

BMA COVID-19: toolkit for GPs and GP practices

BMA practical advice for COVID-19: retired doctors returning to work

RCGP Learning Returning to General Practice in Response to COVID-19

Skills for Health: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Awareness​ Course

The Open University: Covid-19 nursing and healthcare: learning to help you in practice

eLFH Resources for Nurses, Midwives and AHPs Returning to work, being Redeployed or Up-Skilled


COVID-19 – GP Offer of Additional Capacity

Please see the attached request letter to those who are willing and able to increase the number of clinical sessions they currently deliver.

If you are able to increase the number of sessions that you work in primary care please complete the COVID-19 Response Service – Offer of Additional Capacity form and return this to

Appeal from the CCG for GPs to work with 111

We would be hugely grateful to any GPs who are able to provide time to support the new national COVID-19 Clinical Assessment Service (CCAS). The CCAS has been set up to manage patients who require a discussion with a clinician following their use of NHS 111. If you would be happy and able to help, please sign up here

Appraisals and Revalidation

Click here for an important Communication from NHS England and Improvement Medical Director on changes to professional standards processes in the context of the Covid-19 outbreak.


Professional Standards: Suspension of appraisal and revalidation during Covid-19 pandemic: FAQs

NHS England and NHS Improvement – East of England – Appraisers:
Please be informed that all appraisals due in August 2020 have been suspended and all appraisees have been contacted to this effect. Provisionally, the next appraisals will be due in September 2020. You will be kept informed if there are any changes.

Staff Safety

For PPE and Infection Control guidance see PPE & Infection Control page