Return to practice
Health Education England has teamed up with parenting chatroom, Mumsnet, as part of a new campaign launched today to help encourage former nurses back into the profession.
When I was a case manager (discharge coordinator) on my ward 18 years ago, I worked with a nurse who was brilliant, but she decided that she wanted to have a break from work and resigned due to her young family and personal commitments. While off work she let her registration lapse and left the profession.
For me, it was not an easy decision to leave nursing, and the same applied to returning to the profession.
Nurses wanting to return to practice will soon be able to do so by taking a test of competence instead of a course, after changes were given the green light.
The cost of the tests overseas nurses and midwives must take to work in the UK are being reduced by more than 20%, the professional regulator has revealed.
The NHS is a challenging place to work but equally rewarding and energising. Return to practice gives an amazing opportunity to reconnect with our passion for the profession for those with a lapsed PIN. In this blog, Bev Matthews and Chris Jones share their experiences as student and tutor.
The nursing regulator looks set to consult on new standards for return to practice that could make it easier for nurses to come back to the profession after a career break.
Almost 9% of the nurse workforce left the NHS in England in the past year following years of rising turnover rates, official analysis has revealed in a draft workforce strategy for the health service.
A new career development training programme aimed at recently qualified nurses who want to work in primary care will host double the number of participants than originally planned, following an “unprecedented level of interest” in the course.
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is offering former mental health nurses a £500 bonus if they complete a free training course and come back to the profession.