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Return to Practice

  • Are you an Adult Nurse, Paediatric Nurse or Midwife whose registration has lapsed?
  • Do you miss the challenges and rewards of clinical practice?
  • Do you want to return to practice and rejoin the NMC professional register?

If the answer is yes, then the Return to Practice Programme is just what you've been looking for. As well as midwifery and ward nursing posts, we would also welcome applicants who have previous experience across the specialties.

Any applicant with qualification such as SEN or similar, and has been out of practice for a while, may have to apply for Accredited Learning. Once you have done the ACC learning, your qualification can be mapped against any UWE course.

Apply now to join our Return to Practice Programme through NHS Job website for January, May and September Intake.

Return to Nursing or Midwifery Practice - FAQs

A nurse, midwife or nursing associate must undertake a minimum number of practice hours to remain on, or re-join, NMC register.

NMC return to practice standards set out the options available if you're unable to meet the practice hour requirements.

You can either complete a:

You can choose the most convenient and appropriate way for you to update your skills and knowledge.

The purpose of undertaking a RTP course is to ensure that you meet the standards of proficiency to remain or be readmitted to the relevant part of the register and to demonstrate safe practice.

An approved RTP programme will be not less than five days in length.The length and nature of the programme will be determined by the education provider and the individual. This will consider your registration history, previous levels of knowledge and experience, and any relevant experience undertaken while you have been out of professional practice.

Return to Practice to Nursing and Midwifery might be challenging and overwhelming. In order to make this easy the Trust has developed a way of helping new registrant and Return to Practice Nurses to undergo period of Preceptorship. There is a preceptorship framework on the RUH intranet page.

The programme currently runs three times a year commencing in January, May and September and is advertised on NHS Jobs.

For further information or advice please contact us:

Abiola Awofadeju
Practice Education Facilitator
01225 824540
Rachel Coleman
Practice Development Midwife
01225 825873