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Return to Nursing Course

Band 5

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Band 5
To be confirmed
37.5 hours per week
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Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
Any site within the Trust
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum plus. HCA
12/11/2019 23:59

Whittington Health NHS Trust received a ‘good’ overall inspection from the CQC in April 2016, rated ‘good’ in a national review of openness and transparency standards across NHS trusts in England and ranked 78 out of 230 NHS Trusts overall.

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By applying for this role, you accept in the event you are successful that your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which is aimed at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers.



Return to Practice Programme

Are you a nurse whose NMC registration has lapsed and who misses working as a nurse and the rewards and challenges of caring for patients? Look no further. Together with our partner City, University of London we can help return you to the nursing profession. We have a number of opportunities for previously Registered Nurses who would like to undertake a Return to Practice nursing course and then immediately resume their career as a Band 5 nurse.

We work closely with our partner at City, University of London to offer and support re-registration through the completion of a Return to Practice (RTP) course. The next course dates are: 17th January 2020 & 19th March 2020. 

There are two pathways for this programme: Voluntary and employed.

  • The voluntary pathway allows you to complete the required placement hours on a non-paid voluntary basis at your chosen hours per week. City, University of London will process all DBS and occupational health checks for this route. Upon successful completion of the course you can apply for a Band 5 post.
  • The employed pathway will be employed as paid as a band 3 contract for the required placement and theory hours. Candidates will be required to complete between 22.5 hours up to full time hours per week. If you successfully obtain your NMC registration then we will have a Band 5 role for you. The practice placement requirement of your RTP will be based on your Band 3 employing ward.

University fees are currently paid by Health Education England and a bursary of £650 one-off payment is provided to all successful candidates midway through the course.

Upon successful completion of the course you are guaranteed an interview and are able to offer various contracts including full time, part-time and flexible working to suit your needs. We also have rotational programmes that we would be able to offer. Upon registration we will support your development as a registered nurse through a preceptorship period and beyond.

 Please Be Aware: To be eligible to apply your NMC registration must have lapsed.  For further information about this course, please refer to City, University of London return to practice information online.

Applications close on the 12th November 2019 with an Assessment/Interview Day scheduled TBC. Please note on your application your preferred pathway (voluntary or employed) for this programme.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Mercy Okougha, Whittington Health – Lead Nurse Practice Experience and Talent Management.


Tel: 0207 288 3647

If you have problems applying, contact

Whittington Health NHS Trust
Magdala Avenue
N19 5NF
020 7288 3114