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Return to Practice Nursing
Voluntary Route - Unpaid
3 months (Voluntary Unpaid)
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week
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Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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Kingston Hospital
Kingston upon Thames
Voluntary Route - Unpaid
31/12/2033 23:59

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Return to Practice Nursing

Voluntary Route - Unpaid

Job overview

Return to Practice Nursing

*Please no overseas speculative applications - this is not a job vacancy.

Are you a nurse whose NMC registration has lapsed? Do you miss working as a nurse and caring for patients?

There has never been a better time for you to get back to nursing. Together with our partners Kingston University and City University, we can help you to return to the nursing profession. At Kingston Hospital we offer a variety of placement opportunities for previously Registered Adult and Child branch nurses who would like to undertake a Return to Practice nursing course and then resume their career as a Band 5 nurse.

We currently offer the Voluntary (unpaid contract) route.

University fees are paid by Health Education England and a bursary of £1000 is provided to students undergoing the voluntary route to assist with course related expenses.

Candidates will be required to complete from  22.5 hours up to full time hours per week and attend up to 10 study days at the university. If you successfully obtain your NMC registration, then you will be guaranteed an interview for a band 5 position.

To apply please use the links below

Kingston University Return to Practice Nursing & Midwifery


City University Return to Practice (Nursing) course



Main duties of the job

A training post with a placement in a clinical area to allow completion of the return to practice programme for renewal of lapsed NMC Registration.

Working for our organisation

Kingston Hospital - First Acute Trust in London to be rated Outstanding by CQC for Overall Quality and Leadership

We employ 3,700+ staff who proudly and efficiently support over 350,000 people locally through a full range of diagnostic and treatment services and we have a national reputation for innovative developments in healthcare, particularly in 'patient-focused' care, day surgery and maternity services.

Health and Wellbeing & Staff Benefits

The Trust understands that benefits go beyond just financial rewards and offers a wide range of benefits that recognise staff contribution, provide opportunities for career development and offer initiatives to promote a healthy work-life balance
-Our Health Heroes Awards 2018 – Staff Retention and Wellbeing Employer of the Year.
-HPMA Vivup Award for Well Being 2019.

Trust Values

Kingston Hospital NHS Trust has five key values and we want to employ and work with people who share these values and demonstrate behaviours that support them. They are: 

Caring – Design and deliver care around each individual patient’s needs and wants.
Safe – Make the safety of patients and staff our prime concern as safety comes first
Responsible – All staff take responsibility for the hospital, its services and reputation
Value Each Other – Value each other's contribution
Inspiring - We always strive to empower each other to develop and deliver improvements to benefit our patients

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post holder is required to complete an NMC - validated Return Practice Programme.

    • Attending timetabled study sessions, as per university requirements and engaging in independent study.
    • Completing 150-450 hours of supervised practice in their clinical placement


Please use the university links above to apply and not via Trac.



Person specification

Qualifications & Training

Essential criteria
  • Previously registered with the NMC
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of post registration professional development

Knowledge & Experience

Desirable criteria
  • Post qualification experience in a healthcare setting

Employer certification / accreditation badges

NHS Pastoral Care Quality AwardTrust IDCapital Nurse, LondonCommitted to being an Inclusive EmployerApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyLondon Living Wage is a voluntary commitment made by employers, who can become accredited with the Living Wage FoundationAge positive employer.  Being positive about mental health.Our Health HeroesDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingNational Preceptorship for Nursing Quality MarkLondon HCSW Award - Sustainable RetentionNational Preceptorship Quality MarkDisability Advice Line

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Caroline Ellis
Job title
Matron for Practice Development
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
020 8934 2249
Additional information

[email protected] – SWL bureau lead for return to practice

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