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Leicester’s NHS call for former nurses to return to practice

Leicester’s Hospitals and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust are holding an open day to get former nurses back in the practice on Saturday May 14 at Glenfield Hospital.

The day will run in the clinical education centre from 10am to 2pm, welcoming those from Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland who are eager to return as part of the Return to Practice Programme.

Practice Learning Lead at Leicester’s Hospital, Jane Lawrie, is one of the staff that will be on hand during the open day.

Jame Lawrie Photo Credit: University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Jane Lawrie
Photo Credit: University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust




















“We are holding our open day two days after International Nurses’ Day, which is held every year on May 12 to mark the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth and celebrate our profession,” said Ms Lawrie.

“Nursing is a fantastically rewarding job and we hope to encourage as many people as possible back into practice.”

The Return to Practice Programme was launched to help refresh former nurses’ skills and guide them back into nursing.

It is a fully funded programme and with it you get a mentor for support in clinical practice and financial support to make returning that little bit easier.

There are two routes for people to opt in when returning to the profession, one is the employment route which is salaried, or there is the placement route which is unsalaried – both will be discussed at the open day.

For more information regarding the open day and the programme, contact Jane Lawrie at:


Imogen Harry

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