Lewes MP returning to nursing during the coronavirus outbreak

Lewes MP Maria Caulfield is to return to the “front line” of nursing to help the NHS tackle the coronavirus outbreak.

Maria Caulfield made the pledge after the government called on retired health professionals to offer support.

Ms Caulfield, has called on others with healthcare experience to offer help.

Conservative MP Ms Caulfied has continued to do occasional shift work as a nurse since she was elected in 2015.

Ms Caulfied’s made the announcement after the government send letters to more than 65,000 retired medics in England and Wales asking them to return to the NHS.