Return to Practice for Nurses

Thinking of returning to nursing? Your skills and experience are needed more than ever before. There has never been a better time to return to nursing and it’s easier than you might think. 

The Return to Practice Programme prepares you for re-entry to the professional register if your NMC registration has lapsed, through a combination of classroom and clinical placement-based learning.

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers a variety of placement opportunities for adult and child branch students at our St George’s site in Tooting and at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton.

Applying in London – There are four University programmes available across London, to support your return to practice.  Here at St George’s we mainly partner with Kingston and City Universities. Please click on the links below to be taken to the University websites to find out more about the programmes, how to apply and whether they support your specific branch of nursing.

Kingston University

Greenwich University

City University

University of Hertfordshire

Financial support for your studies – You won’t just be emotionally supported, you’ll be financially supported too. NHS Health Education England (HEE) will provide funding towards your course fees. You’ll also either be given a bursary to help cover any childcare, travel and book costs, or you will be paid a salary, depending on the route you take to return.

For more information about returning to practice, please download our guide.

Return to Practice Guide

or contact the St George’s Return to Practice lead

South West London Return to Practice Lead at  or