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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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Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
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Epsom & St Helier
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 Epsom and St Helier 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 offer an extensive range of services, including cancer, pathology, surgery, and gynecology to over 490,000 people in south west London and north east Surrey. We operate two busy general hospitals, Epsom Hospital and St Helier Hospital, and run services from other locations, including Sutton Hospital. We are also part of two innovative integrated care partnerships - Sutton Health and Care and Surrey Downs Health and Care. 

St Helier Hospital is home to the South West Thames Renal and Transplantation Unit and Queen Mary's Hospital for Children, while Epsom Hospital is home to the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre (SWLEOC). Both Epsom and St Helier hospitals have Accident and Emergency departments (A&E) and Maternity services (Obstetrics).

With nearly 900,000 people coming to our hospitals for care and treatment every year, our almost 5,000 staff and 500 volunteers work around the clock to keep our busy hospitals running smoothly.

As teaching hospitals, we play a key role in the education and training of tomorrow's doctors, nurses and other health professionals. Both sites work in partnership with St George’s Hospital and St George’s Medical School in south London to deliver high quality education and research.

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 IDNo smoking policyLondon Living Wage is a voluntary commitment made by employers, who can become accredited with the Living Wage FoundationDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - BronzeCare quality commission - GoodDisability confident employerNational Preceptorship for Nursing Quality MarkHappy to Talk Flexible WorkingNational 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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Gloria Nwajei-Agha
Job title
Practice Educator for Students Experience
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
Additional information

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

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