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The RAPOG was established in Scotland in August 2020 to have oversight of the impact of the disruption to Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions (NMAHP) student practice learning caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since recommencement of practice learning experiences in September 2020, several questions have arisen from practitioners supporting NMAHP students on practice learning experiences. A set of frequently asked questions and answers has been designed by RAPOG to address some of the common enquiries. While the FAQs are addressing issues raised by those in the role of practice supervisor, practice assessor or practice educator students, managers and others may find them a useful reference.
This version of the FAQs was updated on 9th September 2021.
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Read the joint four country Chief Nursing Officer and NMC letter about supporting nurses and midwives throughout the second COVID-19 wave https://www.nmc.org.uk/news/news-and-updates/joint-letter-second-wave-covid/
It includes the statement:
"We committed at the outset of the pandemic to ensuring any emergency measures would not unduly affect the ability of nursing and midwifery students to complete their training and while we have seen unprecedented pressure on services, we will continue to support students to successfully complete their programmes on time"
Principles for nursing and midwifery students during the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic is now available on NMC website at:
Director Letter dated 18th November 2020 in relation to clinical placement capacity for healthcare students.
The letter has been co-signed by the Director of Health Workforce, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Dental Officer, Interim Chief Pharmaceutical Officer and Chief Nursing Officer.