We support nurses and midwives to return to practice.
Return to practice is the process for readmission to the nursing and midwifery 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.
Return to Practice is designed for candidates that have previously held an NMC registration in the United Kingdom.
If you have studied nursing and midwifery outwith the UK and have never held an NMC registration you must follow the process outlined by the NMC here - Trained outside the UK
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)
Graeme Bartlett at NHS Orkney
Anna Nicolson at NHS Western Isles (Website)
Jacqui Neil at Scottish Care (Website)
Last updated: 27/09/2020