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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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St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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St George's Hospital
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 St Georges University Hospitals 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

We are one of the country’s largest and busiest acute NHS Trusts, serving a diverse population of more than 3.5 million people across south London and beyond.

Our main hospital site in Tooting and other healthcare locations provide a modern, dynamic, caring environment for excellent clinical care, education and research.

We employ around 9,000 dedicated staff across more than 40 different services and specialties. Every day, more than 2,000 patients attend our sites, mainly for outpatient appointments, elective surgery, and in our Emergency Department, made famous as the home of ’24 Hours in A&E’

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

Trust IDCapital Nurse, LondonNo smoking policyAge positiveArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardDisability confident employerStep into health

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

Alice Kebbay
Job title
Clinical Placements Manager
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
0208 725 4028
Additional information

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

For return to practice midwifery queries please email: [email protected]

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