South Tees actively supports nurses, midwives, allied health professions and healthcare scientists to return to practice (RtP).
We try to offer opportunities in a variety of clinical environments as your skills and experience are invaluable and can make a real difference to our organisation.
If you have had a break in service, or your registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) has lapsed, you will need to meet all of the NMC requirements or HCPC requirements before you can be readmitted.
Nursing and midwifery
For students living in England who meet the eligibility criteria, the course is funded by HEE so there are no fees to pay. This also includes eligibility for a non-means-tested bursary.
Please note that if your registration was removed by an NMC fitness to practice panel, you will have to apply for restoration to the register.Find out more about returning to the NMC register here
What to do next
Apply to an eligible university Return to Practice course return to practice course.
You will be expected to attend an interview and pass a maths and English test before you are offered a place on the course.
When you have secured a university place, our RtP team can work with you to endeavour to find you the most appropriate clinical placement within the trust.
We do not offer a return to practice route via employment with South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. A placement within the trust cannot be guaranteed.
Allied health professionals
Return to practice enables AHPs who have left their profession to re-register with the HCPC. Please see the HCPC website for requirements to re-register.
If you are planning on returning to your profession please ensure that you have signed up to the HCPC return to practice programme
By signing up to this programme you will be able to access up to £800 of funding. The funding is available for each returner to support with expenses.
Support also includes free access to e-learning for health resources and a closed Facebook group.
Return to practice universities
What to do next
Register online for the HCPC return to practice programme. Once signed up you will be registered on the national RtP programme and will receive a welcome pack. You can then start a self-directed combination of formal, private, or supervised practice to update your skill and knowledge.
The HCPC currently allows 24 months (which is temporarily increased from 12 months due to Covid-19) to update skills.
Practising psychologists (PP) and health care scientists (HCS)
These professional groups follow the same criteria as the AHP returners.
We also advise any returners to contact their professional body (The British Psychological Society, Association of Educational Psychologists or Academy for Healthcare Science) who will be able to let them know any additional specific RtP requirements or recommendations.
The NHS health careers website has information on NHS Return to Nursing.
For any queries regarding placements at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust contact Helen Robinson, preceptorship lead at [email protected].
For any queries related to funding, contact Paul Gibson (return to practice coordinator) at [email protected].