Wherever you can help, your NHS needs you

Clinicians considering a return to the NHS

Thank you for your interest in helping the NHS fight COVID-19. The virus has the potential to put huge additional demand on our NHS and our fellow citizens. Your support will make more of a difference than ever before, not just to patients, but to colleagues and the wider community.

Even if you fall into a group which is considered to be at increased risk, you can still offer valuable support through a variety of roles in secondary, community and primary care that are not patient-facing.

We are working closely with regulators (General Medical CouncilNursing and Midwifery CouncilHealth and Care Professions Council and General Pharmaceutical Council) who are contacting as many of their existing and former registrants as possible. If you have previously left the NHS either temporarily or permanently, are currently registered in private practice or are in a non-patient facing role, you may be one of those contacted.

You can find out more specific information for your profession by following the links below.

We’ll be keeping these pages updated with more information, so please watch this space. We will also be making announcements via the media, including social media. Follow #YourNHSNeedsYou.

If you are a member of the public who would like to help on a voluntary basis. Find out more about our NHS voluntary responders programme.

Nurses and midwives

More information including how to offer your help


More information including how to offer your help

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians

More information including how to offer your help

Other health and care professionals

More information including how to offer your help

To help the health and care workforce respond to coronavirus, Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare has created a free programme with key materials.

The information on this web page applies only to the NHS in England. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, please visit the relevant website:

Find out more about nursing and midwifery workforce arrangements.