Thanks for the reply. It's a good point however we only moved here last summer and i'm not really good enough at the language yet to be of any use.
Furthermore nursing is a strictly regulated profession, all my qualifications and professional registration are to practice in the UK, I expect it's a lengthy process to get it all translated and notarised etc and then many countries expect you to do conversion courses and exams before you can obtain registration there. For this reason I hadn't really looked into working here, even before the CV situation. I found it easier to head back to the uk every few weeks and condense my hours there.
If things get really desperate I could probably find my way back to the uk on the basis I'm a citizen and frontline health worker, although I wouldn't feel great leaving the family at a time like this.