West Midlands - 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?

If you wish to discuss your return to practice needs, please contact the Return to Practice lead on the RtP National Line: 0121 695 2221 or via email on rtp.me@hee.nhs.uk and utilise the university contacts below.


Universities who run the Return to Practice programme:

Birmingham City University

Module Lead: Chris Jones

E: chris.jones@bcu.ac.uk and returntonursing@bcu.ac.uk

T: 0121 3317159


 Apply now

Coventry University

Module Lead: Cally Retmanski

Other contact:  Kelly Ryan

E: ab6770@coventry.ac.uk  and kelly.ryan@coventry.ac.uk


Apply now 


Staffordshire University 

Module Lead: Carole Birch

E: c.birch@staffs.ac.uk

T: 01743261136

Student Administrator: Dawn Bird

E: dawn.bird@staffs.ac.uk

Apply now     

University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Module Lead: Caroline Lowe

E: caroline.lowe@wlv.ac.uk

T: 01902518919

For further details, contact our enquiries team on 0800 953 3222. If you cannot attend an open day please ring us on +44 (0) 800 953 3222 and we will discuss a mutually convenient time for you to visit us and view relevant facilities for your subject of interest.

Apply now

University of Worcester

Module Lead: Lisa Panzavecchia

E: l.panzavecchia@worcs.ac.uk

T: 07793139260


Apply now



Organisations providing placements

This is not an exhaustive list and it is always worth you contacting an employer directly if you would like to work for them or have your return to practice placement with them.

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust

Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust (CWPT)

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust

South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust

Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

West Midlands Ambulance Services NHS Foundation Trust

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Wye Valley NHS Trust


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