North Central East London

The Return to Practice programme:

If you have been a registered nurse previously and wish to return to the profession then you may need to undertake a Return to Practice programme.  The programme is essentially a period of updating your skills and knowledge so that you can become re-registered and return to work in nursing.

The courses will take approximately three months to complete, although some people may take longer depending on clinical placement hours required and the length of time out of practice and length of time previously in practice. The courses will also be flexible to fit around existing commitments, such as childcare.

How is the course funded?

Health Education England will provide a one off contribution of £500 to nurses returning to practice to assist with costs and expenses such as purchasing books, car parking, child care etc.

Health Education England will also pay for the course for returnees as well as contribute to placement costs.

Other questions you may have are answered at

How do I apply?

Applications and any queries relating to Return to Practice programmes should be directed to the relevant university.


Universities who run the Return to Practice programme:

University of Hertfordshire 

Contact officer: Elaine Gannon and Rossina Sink

Email address: or

Course dates: September, January, June

City University London

Contact officer: Sarah Storer
Email address:

Course dates: The course runs three times a year in the autumn, spring and summer terms.


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