Return to Practice Nurse

HMPs Ashfield, Bristol, Eastwood Park, Erlestoke and/or Leyhill
£21,000 - £25,000 per annum - increasing to £25,000 to £35,000 upon completion of course
19 Nov 2020
19 Dec 2020
Job Role
Staff Nurse
Prison Service
Contract Type

Return to Practice Programme 

The national return-to-practice scheme for Nurses and Midwifes has been run by Health Education England since 2014 and provides experienced nurses with training and a route back into the NHS.

The RTP programme is employer-led and the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol provides the theoretical part of the programme and supports student’s progression through the required learning objectives as per NMC standards and in collaboration with HSH (the placement provider).

You can read more about the programme and the steps to enrol here:  RTP Information for Students

This is an exciting and unique opportunity for individuals who have previously held a general nursing registration to reinstate their registration and return to nursing work by joining us as in a paid healthcare support role whilst undertaking the RTP course - which will be fully funded by HSH. 

Hanham Secure Health Ltd is a private healthcare organisation delivering GP and nurse-led primary care services to patients within the prison setting. We offer rates of pay and employment benefits that are comparable to NHS schemes. We also use the NHS Pension scheme and recognise NHS length of service for annual leave entitlement. Find out more about us at:



To qualify for a place on the programme, you must first secure a placement with a healthcare provider. You can do that by applying to work with HSH via this application. Successful candidates will be shortlisted and interviewed, before being offered provisional employment pending successful application to UWE. 

Before applying, you should check your eligiblity according to the NMC standards of return to practice.



After completion of the course, you will be required to complete and pass an assessment before having your registration reinstated. Upon successful completion, you will then move into a Registered Nurse role with HSH and your pay and other employment benefits will be amended to reflect this. A requirement of your initial offer of employment will be that you will remain in employment with HSH for a minimum period of time after completion of the RTP programme. 



During the course, you will undertake a support role, similar to that of a healthcare assistant or nursing associate. A full job description will be issued to support you in this role.

You may be asked to work across one or more of our prisons, but this will be discussed and agreed with you at interview, if successful.

HSH will offer you support, mentoring and guidance throughout the duration of your course.


Further Information: 

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