Joining the 2021 Covid response NHS workforce

Information about joining or rejoining the NHS to support the Covid-19 workforce.

For information on how to join the NHS workforce to support the Covid vaccination programme please see the FAQs on the Covid-19 vaccine page.

I would like to join the workforce to help as a physiotherapy support worker. How do I do this?

  • Each Trust or Board is likely to advertise for temporary or additional substantive staff and you should apply in the usual way via NHS jobs.


I am a registered physiotherapist not currently working in the NHS and would like to join the workforce to help. How do I do this?

  • Each Trust or Board is likely to advertise for temporary or additional substantive staff and you should apply in the usual way via NHS jobs.

I am a physiotherapist and not currently working but would like to return to help out. How do I do this?

  • To work as a physiotherapist you must have a current HCPC registration.
  • The temporary register developed in 2020 to enable previous registrants to support the pandemic response is now closed to new applicants.  If you re-registered last year you can check if you're still on the temporary register. 

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