Return to practice
A six-month return to practice programme is starting this summer at the University of York to encourage former nurses in North Yorkshire to return to the profession.
After hearing the concerns of potential return to practice candidates, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust developed a programme offering support where it is needed most
Wales launches national nurse recruitment campaign Subscription
The Welsh government has announced a new international recruitment campaign, promoting the country for its “amazing work-life balance” opportunities and confirming that student nurses in Wales will continue to receive bursaries next year.
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.
A new course designed to attract former nurses back into the profession is being launched at Sheffield Hallam University in the wake of the current staff shortages.
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.
Trust considers enhanced pay rates to attract nurses Subscription
A mental health trust in the South East is considering paying nurses enhanced hourly rates in order to attract them back from agency work.
Support for nurses returning to practiceSubscription
Although return to practice has been underused as a strategy for recruiting nurses, many returners are highly experienced and likely to remain in practice until retirement
More than a hundred new nurses have been recruited by NHS Grampian, though the area still requires hundreds more.
Nearly 200 former nurses and midwives are expected to return to practice this year, according to the Scottish government, which it said was more than double the original aim of the scheme.