We support nurses and midwives to return to practice.
Return to practice requires the readmission to the nursing register.
The NMC has a number of requirements for this.
You can find detailed information on this process on the Nursing and Midwifery Council website.
If you are on the Covid-19 temporary register, you can re-apply to the NMC permanent register, in line with the Return to Practice (RtP) standards and readmission process outline above.
Once the Covid-19 emergency is lifted, the temporary register will be closed and you will no longer be able to practise as a registered nurse or midwife.
Detailed information is available on the Nursing and Midwifery Council website
The Scottish Government supports those wishing to return to the NMC register.
They have introduced a new funding model where candidates apply to an NHS Board or independent employer (for example, care home) for a returner vacancy.
The Scottish Government will fund programme fees for candidates employed under certain conditions.
NES has been commissioned to manage the funding for the programme at the two Universities in Scotland:
Doreen Smith at NHS Fife (Website)
Return to Practice Team at NHS Lothian (Website)
Anna Nicolson at NHS Western Isles (Website)
Jacqui Neil at Scottish Care (Website)
Last updated: 27/09/2020