A cohort of students will face a new challenge by taking part in an introduction programme ahead of their placements.

As part of the response to COVID-19, nursing and AHP students across the country that are in their second and third year of training have been given the option to undertake a clinical placement for the period, so that they can continue their programme while contributing to clinical services.

Welcoming the students was Georgia Wright, Deputy Chief Nurse at NCIC, she said: “We’re hugely grateful to the students for choosing to come here and for their commitment to helping during these unprecedented times.

“It’s a period of massive change in the NHS. We’re continuing to respond to the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, and we’re also working to get services back in place and ensure they can operate safely going forward."