The return to practice programme
If you have a lapsed Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration and would like to be able to re-register and come back to nursing, contact your preferred NHS organisation from the contact lists below for more information.
Working with our one of our University partners Bournemouth University or the University of Southampton, an NHS organisation will support you through both the academic and clinical practice requirements to allow you to re-join the nursing register.
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?
The university fees for adult, child, mental health or learning disability nurses and midwives will be paid for by Health Education England (Wessex) and students will receive £500 funding to support access to the placement experience required
How do I apply?
Make contact with your preferred trust, nursing home or GP surgery via the contacts below for further guidance. You might want to speak to more than one organisation to compare programmes and find one that fits with you. Remember that as well as our acute hospitals, trusts which provide community health services also provide return to practice placements for all nurses. You may also want to consider returning to work in primary care as a GP practice nurse.
Universities that run the return to practice programme
Contact Gill Gordan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 01202 962036
Contact: Michelle Cowen
List of Trusts offering Return to practice course placements:
Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - 01305 254686
Elaine Hartley - email@example.com
Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust - 01202 277198
Josephine Moore Josephine.firstname.lastname@example.org
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 01256 852642
Sharon Goodchild email@example.com
Isle of Wight NHS Trust - 01908 822099 ext 6428 or ext 2433
Nicola Ridley Nicola.firstname.lastname@example.org
Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - 01202 448770
Julie Childs - email@example.com
Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 01202 704004
Alice Girling - firstname.lastname@example.org
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust – 023 9228 6000 ext 1186 or ext 4023
Jill Pallister - email@example.com
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust - 01722 336 262 ext 2611
Dawn Whitmarsh firstname.lastname@example.org
Solent NHS Trust - 0300 123 3799
Kate Then email@example.com
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust – 023 8087 4351
Anne Prout - firstname.lastname@example.org
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Nicola George - Nicola.email@example.com
South Eastern Hampshire, Fareham and Gosport Clinical Commissioning Groups
Sue Clarke - firstname.lastname@example.org
St Michael's Hospice - 01256 844744
Basil de Ferranti House
Basingstoke, RG24 9NB
Erika Bowker Erika.email@example.com
HEE return to practice lead in Wessex:
Caroline Lee – RtP Lead
All other enquiries
RtP National Line: 0121 695 2221
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