Return to Practice (Nursing)  CPPD

This course is designed to meet the needs of nurses whose registration with the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) has lapsed and who wish to return to nursing practice.

This is a 30 credit module at National Qualification Framework (NQF) level 6.

In this course you will examine the current evidence base for nursing practice and refresh your clinical skills. You will develop your skills as a reflective practitioner and enhance your ability to effectively use current evidence to inform your practice.

Course content reflects contemporary nursing issues including: NMC standards for practice; NHS reforms; patient safety including safeguarding vulnerable adults and children; the Mental Capacity Act 2005; advances in technology including medical devices and health informatics; compassion in practice, dignity in care, and the 6Cs; equality and diversity; and medicines management.

Funding may be available for nurses returning to practice; please visit the Come Back to Nursing website to find out more.

Current opportunities

Our NHS Partner Trusts offer a variety of both Student Contracts and Salaried Positions for nurses with lapsed registrations to complete the Return to Practice programme (RTP) with City, University of London.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the RTP Programme Co-ordinator,

Sarah Storer at or +44 (0) 1708 743251 / +44 (0) 7951 760141.

NHS Trusts Currently Seeking RTP Students

Barts Health NHS Trust (salaried positions for Adult and Children’s Nurses)
Please refer to NHS Jobs website quoting Reference 259-RTP2017
(Closing Date 1st November 2016)

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (salaried positions for Adult and Children’s Nurses)
Please refer to NHS Jobs website quoting Job Reference 391-7221-RTP-TW-AO-C
(Closing Date 27th October 2016)

North East London Foundation NHS Trust (salaried positions for Adult Community Nurses)
Please contact Sarah Storer (as above) for further information.

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (student (voluntary) positions for Mental Health Community Nurses)
Please contact Sarah Storer (as above) for further information.

Other NHS Trusts within the North, Central and East London sector may also be seeking Return to Practice students at any particular time.

Please contact Sarah Storer (as above) for more details.

Course Information

Dates and Fees to be confirmed

Tutor Info

To discuss applying for the Return to Practice (Nursing) course please contact Ben Teh or Sarah Storer.

Ben Teh, Programme Leader
+44 (0) 1708 743 251
+44 (0) 795 724 1582

Sarah Storer, Lecturer
+44(0)795 176 0141
+44 (0)7951 760 141


  • Lapsed NMC registration for UK Nurses
  • DBS check and have satisfactory occupational health clearance.
  • An approved placement is a requirement to undertake this programme.

English Requirements

Students will be required to undertake a literacy and numeracy test.

What will I learn?

You will be supported to refresh your study skills, develop your academic writing and plan your future professional and personal development. In practice you will work closely with a named mentor who will enable you to refresh and develop your practice.

Teaching and Assessment

The course consists of ten study days, which are held weekly over a period of ten weeks. You will participate in seminars, workshops, online discussion, and clinical skills updates. You will also complete sixty hours of self-directed learning and a minimum of one hundred hours of clinical experience (subject to meeting required competencies) within a hospital or community setting.

You will complete a practice portfolio, in which your achievement of practice based competencies will be assessed by your mentor in practice. You will also complete an assignment in which you will reflect on your practice and develop a personal development plan.

Leads To...

Following a successful completion of the Return to Practice Programme you will be recommended to the NMC to re-join the nursing register.

The course runs three times a year in the autumn, spring and summer terms.

Application Deadline: