Get back to what you love

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

If you left because of long shifts and unsocial hours in hospital nursing, then general practice could be just what you’re looking for. 

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Courses and financial support

Firstly, no previous experience in General Practice Nursing is required.

Return to Nursing in General Practice courses are available across the country. They can be found in:

In Thames Valley, Wessex, Kent, Surrey and Sussex there are currently no specific return to Nursing in General Practice courses. However, support networks are in place in these areas to enable students to go through a GP practice with General Practice Nursing support.

Course fees are paid for and you’ll get up to £500 to help with travel, childcare and study material costs. You’ll also have the support of mentors and tutors throughout your course to help you through your journey back into practice and help build your confidence. 

The length of your course will depend on how long you’ve been out of practice but will take no longer than 12 months. 

If you’re still a registered nurse

Experience is welcomed within General Practice Nursing but not essential.

Speak to your local practice about prospects and opportunities.

For more information, sign up to an email guide on returning to nursing on the health careers website