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Return to Practice - Nursing

"Once you're a nurse, you're always a nurse; that doesn't change. It's something that's inside you."

If you've ever thought about returning to practice, now is the time to do it.

We Are Returning Nurses (Mark's story)

The Health Education England 'Return to Practice' campaign encourages and supports nurses and midwives with lapsed NMC registration back to the profession.

Return to Practice - Health Education England

The Return to Practice programme offers nurses and midwives previously registered with the NMC supported training to rebuild their confidence and competence:

  • Adult nursing
  • Children's nursing
  • Midwifery

Mental health opportunities are available with our colleagues at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.

The advantages of Return to Practice at Oxford University Hospitals include the following.

  • University course fees paid
  • Support in finding a clinical placement
  • Theory and clinical-based training
  • Dedicated sign-off mentor
  • Clinical Supervision support sessions
  • Simulation techniques to practise skills
  • Preceptorship support

Return to Practice programmes

We will support you to find a placement within Oxford University Hospitals that meets your personal circumstances, experiences and future career plans.

These three programmes that may be of interest:

Return to Practice Enquiry

We are delighted you are ready to think about returning to practice. Please take a few minutes to fill out this form which will help direct your queries to the right person.

Return to Practice Enquiry - form

Contact us

If you are interested in returning to practice, and would like to work at Oxford University Hospitals, please contact us.

Hayley Harvey, Learning Environment Lead


We do also support students from other universities on their Return to Practice courses. Please contact us directly to arrange this.

Returning to the HCPC register


Videos from Health Education England

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Last reviewed:20 October 2023