Kent, Surrey and Sussex - return to practice programmes

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?

We will fund all of the course fees, with an additional £500 of financial support for each learner on the programme.

How do I apply?

So what do you need to do next? Decide where you would like to seek work and contact the hospital representative directly via their e-mail link below. They will then liaise with the course providers.

Universities who run the return to practice programme:

For information about the return to practice courses please contact:

University of Brighton

Gloria Whittaker , Course leader

Linda Bowdler, Course administrator


Canterbury Christ Church University

Carol March, Course Leader

Course Administrator


University of Greenwich                                                                        

Geeta Hardath, Senior Lecturer, RTP Programme Leader

Karen Clark, RTP Course/Programme Administrator

University of Greenwich, Course Enquiry Unit


University of Surrey                            

Beth Wilson, Module Lead for Return to Practice-Nursing

Louise Davies, Module Lead for Return to Practice-Midwifery

General enquiries


Trusts offering Return to practice course placements:

 Returning to practice in Kent? Come back to:

 Returning to practice in Surrey? Come back to:

Returning to practice in Sussex? Come back to:

Recruitment Open days and further information:

University of Brighton

University of Greenwich

University of Surrey

Canterbury Christ Church University

Local HEE return to practice lead:

Jacqueline Joyce  

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