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 (RtP) 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?
From the list in the Universities who run the return to practice programme section, decide which of the six universities within the North West you wish to undertake your return to practice programme and contact them directly. The university will assist you in identifying your learning requirements and help you source an appropriate placement within a healthcare organisation.
Universities that run the multi professional return to practice programme
Edge Hill University
Contact: Donna Dobson
Telephone Number: 0151 529 6075
Manchester Metropolitan University
Contact: Eula Miller
Liverpool John Moores University
Faculty of Health and Applied Social Sciences Admission Team
Telephone Number: 0151 231 5829
University of Central Lancashire
NHS Contracts Unit
School of Health
Telephone Number: 01772 893839
University of Chester
Health and Social Care Admissions
Telephone Number: 01244 511 000
University of Cumbria
Contact Kim Hanson
Telephone Number: 01228 616355
List of Trusts offering return to practice course placements
A list of NHS Trusts offering course placements can be found on the Health Education England website.
In addition to the below HEE in the North West can offer a variety of out of hospital placements including general practice and nursing homes.
Recruitment days and events
Please contact individual organisations for details of open days.
HEE local office return to practice lead
Senior Programme Manager- Education Transformation and Commissioning
0161 625 7772
For all other enquiries please email ReturnToPractice@wm.hee.nhs.uk or phone the national team on 0121 695 2221.