Skills for Care

Updated information and support needed for your role as a registered nurse during the pandemic. 


HEE's e-learning for health modules

Health Education England (HEE) e-Learning for Healthcare has added a learning pathway for health and care staff in care home settings to its e-learning programme. This is designed to help the health and care workforce respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes specific learning pathways for various groups, and one of these groups is registered nurses. 

HEE e-Learning for Healthcare 


The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) website has a dedicated COVID-19 webpage with a lot of really useful information and guidance on it.

RCN website


The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) supports community and care home nurses up to and including band 6 (or equivalent) who are in need of financial assistance to further their education. Grants of up to £1000 are awarded and applications can be submitted throughout the year online or by downloading the Word form. Please note, QNI education grants can only be paid once.

QNI website


The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) has pulled together all of the most appropriate COVID-19 rapid training on offer to registered nurses into one useful document.

COVID-19 rapid training document


RCN Events is working to help health care professionals maintain their CPD including online events platform that offers self-learning at your fingertips. You can access a range of content, including webinars, livestreams and filmed presentations given by experts, 24/7, on your mobile, laptop, tablet or PC. Visit then enter your name and email address to register.

RCN website


QNI offers a Listening Service, TalkToUs, to offer emotional support by phone to registered nurses working in the community.

QNI website


The Government has introduced emergency legislation that allows the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to create a COVID-19 temporary register. This means they can temporarily register fit, proper and suitably experienced people, so that they can practise if they want to and feel able to do so. 

NMC website


The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has updated their guidance on delegating medicines administration to care workers. A care worker supporting people with their medicines must be appropriately trained and competent to carry out this task.

CQC website


The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has made changes to the way they work during the pandemic. They include how they do their job and support providers to keep people safe. They also affect how people communicate with them, or send applications or information. 

CQC website


To support nurses during this challenging period, the Nursing Standard has developed a collection of free news and evidence-based resources relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Nursing Standard website