Resources related to Covid-19 for community nurses and allied health professionals.

Long Covid Nurse Expert Group

The QNI has established a nurse expert group to examine issues and practice related to the management of Long Covid in community, primary care and social care settings. Find out more.

The Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has published information for healthcare professionals  on the three authorised vaccines:

Information for Healthcare Professionals on Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

Information for Healthcare Professionals on COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca

Information for Healthcare Professionals on COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna

Living with Covid-19 (Long Covid) and Beyond – community and primary care nursing resource

The QNI has just published a resource – commissioned by NHSE/I –  for nurses working in community, care homes and primary care and also to the wider multi-disciplinary team to ensure access to the required clinical knowledge, care responses and skills when caring for people during their recovery and rehabilitation from the virus. Living with Covid-19 Community and Primary Care Nursing Resource

Covid age risk assessment

Re-deployment of Health Visitors and other specialists supporting children and families.

New guidance has been issued by Public Health England and the NHS about the need to support key services for vulnerable children and families during the winter. Letter R.E HVs and SNs 7th October 2020.

The effect of Covid-19 on the UK’s nursing and residential homes

A survey of the QNI’s Care Home Nurses Network was carried out by the QNI International Community Nursing Observatory (ICNO) to understand more about the impact of Covid-19 on the Care Home Nurse workforce. Read the report and the press release here. 

QNI Rapid Training plans

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the redeployment of staff to work in the community, primary care and care home settings, the QNI has developed a set of rapid training plans to assist nurses making the transition into unfamiliar settings. We hope you will find them useful as a benchmark.

NHS 111 is seeking experienced nurses to work in the National Covid-19 Assessment service.  Nurses will receive fast track inductions and training, work from home, complete telephone assessments and then direct patients appropriately. Registered nurses wishing to be considered for this service should contact [email protected] . Nurses in England should use the same email address for any queries about returning to work in the NHS.

Visiting healthcare inpatient settings during the COVID-19 pandemic

After-care needs of inpatients recovering from COVID-19

General Advice

Understanding the Nurse Deployment Process

Personal Protective Equipment

Looking after your mental well-being during Covid-19

Macmillan’s new Covid-19 resources

Advice for Care Homes

Advice for General Practice Nurses

Advice for Carers

Researchers at University of East Anglia have launched the “Supporting Someone with Breathlessness” website – a resource for informal carers of people with breathlessness that is evidence based, mapped to carers’ learning needs and preferences, and can be used by carers on their own, explored in peer- or clinician-led support groups, or in one-to-one sessions between clinicians and carers (and patients).  It was developed for carers of patients with breathlessness due to COPD or cancer but, given the current pandemic, additionally includes guidance on how to support someone in the recovery phase of Covid-19.

Advice for Health Visitors

Psychological First Aid for Children or Young People

  • Psychological First Aid (PFA) may be a useful tool for staff supporting children and young people in the children and young people secure estate. This is a guide to using it with this group. COVID-19 Psychological First Aid

Safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care

Advice for Homeless Health Professionals

Advice for Occupational Health Nurses

The documents below relate to UK plc returning to the workplace; a guide for OH professionals advising patients and employers, and the last one is designed to help businesses ensure their workplace is safe for those who are returning to work.

Guides to support families and carers of people with learning disabilities (as well as managers of learning disability services)

  • Jack plans ahead for Coronavirus – This is about deciding together (in advance) whether someone should go into hospital when they get ill with the virus, and what to think about they are ill (or dying) at home or in hospital.
  • When someone dies from Coronavirus – This guide is about supporting people with learning disabilities when someone they love dies at this time of social isolation.

Information on Coronavirus for Stroke Survivors

Wound Care guidance from the National Wound Care Strategy

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