Former nurses who are considering a return to the profession still have time to apply for a new training programme that will allow them to get paid whilst they train.
In September 2015, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Leighton Hospital in Crewe, launched its new Return to Practice programme in partnership with the University of Chester. Designed to fit around the professional and personal needs of former nurses, the flexible programme has already seen a large amount of interest from those looking to bring their invaluable skills and experience back into practice.
Sue Hamman, Divisional Lead Nurse and lead for the programme, said: “We have been delighted with the response to our campaign and to meet so many former nurses who are keen to return to the profession.
“We still have a limited number of places for our programme starting in Spring 2016, so if you have previously trained as a nurse and want to find out about coming back, we’d love to hear from you and discuss the options that we have available.
“We have tried to make the programme as flexible as possible and, with the additional support that we’ve put in place such as ensuring that our trainees receive a salary whilst they train, the feedback that we’ve received from applicants so far has been very positive and we’re looking forward to commencing the training early next year.”
If you are interested in finding out more about the programme, please contact Audrey Butterworth on 01270 273712 or email Audrey.Butterworth@mcht.nhs.uk.