South London - 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 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?

Financial Support – Financial support for the national RtP Programme includes:

  • HEI fees for Return to Practice courses.
  • Returnees for out of pocket expenses.
  • Local provider to cover placement costs.

For any other questions you may have about return to practice, please visit

How do I apply?

Applications and any queries relating to Return to Practice programmes should be directed to the relevant university. Universities which run the programme in south London are:

Kingston University London

Contact: Rosi Castle

University of Greenwich

Contact officer: Geeta Hardath                       



Return to Practice contacts for south London

For queries regarding nurse return to practice in south London, please visit the website at

You can contact the RTP  team at

The lead for HEE's south London local team is Caroline Ward, email Caroline at   

Allied health professionals (AHP) and healthcare scientists (HCS) should visit the website at where you can register initial interest, then speak to the national programme team to determine how best to meet their specific requirements. Please use the contact details above if you have any queries. 

All other enquiries


RtP national line: 0121 695 2221 

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