North London - return to practice programmes

North London  covers Barking, Barnet, Camden, City of London, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Havering, Islington, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Rent, Ealing, Hammersmith, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster. 

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 course 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 course will also be flexible to fit around existing commitments, such as childcare.

How is the course funded?

Health Education England (HEE)'s North London local team 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.

HEE will also pay for course fees (up to an agreed amount) for returnees as well as a contribution towards placement costs.

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How do I apply?

Applications and any queries relating to Return to Practice programmes should be directed to the relevant university. Courses take place across the academic year.

Universities which run the programme in north London are:

Bucks New University 

Contact: Tel: 01494 603 171 | E-mail:

Course information

University of West London 

Return to Practice: General Practice Nursing course will be open to all previously registered nurses with experience in acute or primary care. 



Course information 

University of Hertfordshire

Contact: Elaine Gannon and Rossina Sink

Course information can be found here and here

City University London

Contact: Sarah Storer

Course information


HEE Return to Practice contacts:

RTP leads for HEE's north London team are Lydia Lofton and Lyndsey Carpenter and can be contacted via

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RtP national line: 0121 695 2221

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