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Return to practice

If you have been out of practice and your registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Registration (NMC) or with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) has lapsed, you will need to undertake a period of updating your skills and knowledge. The term used to describe this period of updating is called return to practice.


We fund two return to practice courses which are delivered at Teesside University and Northumbria University. The aim of the course is to renew your registration and to return to practice with competence and confidence to provide high quality care.

The course at Teesside University is suitable for nurses (all branches), midwives, health visitors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, diagnostic radiographers and operating department practitioners.

The course at Northumbria University is suitable for nurses (all branches), midwives, health visitors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and operating department practitioners.

Numeracy Skills

If you are considering accessing a return to practice course and are concerned about your numeracy skills, you can access the SNAP numeracy testing tool to develop and improve your existing skills. The tool can be accessed at www.snap.nhs.uk

 

In order to use the tool, you will need to register as detailed below:

  • Click on  ‘Register’ and then ‘Healthcare Professional’
  • Select ‘National Return to Practice campaign’ from Organisation drop down menu
  • Select  ‘Nursing – Return to Practice’ from Directorate drop down menu
  • Select ’RTP Applicants’ from Department options

You will then be asked to complete a short registration form to create your username and password. After completing the form you will receive a message confirming that your registration is awaiting approval and will receive a further message within a few days to inform you that your registration is complete.

If you have any general queries about RTP please email returntopractice.ne@hee.nhs.uk

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