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3 March 2020

Regulators of health and care professionals set out how they will work in light of COVID-19

Introduced by

Chief executives of statutory regulators of health and care professionals

Targeted at

Health and care professionals


Joint statement published on 3 March 2020

Stated aims

To respond to concerns among health and care professionals about decisions they may need to take in order to provide the best care in challenging circumstances


The statement outlines how regulators will carry out their roles during the outbreak. It recognises that professionals may need to depart from established procedures in order to care for patients and people using health and social care services. It notes further that regulators may issue profession specific guidance to registrants to provide additional support where needed.


NMC joint statement

GMC joint statement