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Programme Invites Nurses To Return To Practice

Leighton Hospital is encouraging trained nurses who have left the profession to consider a return to practice.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the Crewe-based hospital, is introducing a new Return to Practice programme in partnership with the University of Chester, designed to fit around the professional and personal needs of former nurses who are interested in resuming their nursing career.

Sue Hamman, Divisional Lead Nurse and lead for the programme, said: “If you have previously trained as a nurse and feel ready to come back, we’d love the chance to speak to you about the options we have available to you.  Our Return to Practice programme allows you to get paid whilst you train, and we make it as flexible as possible to ensure that it fits around your existing home commitments.

“We know that returning to nursing is a big decision, but our programme aims to make it as easy as possible to put your invaluable skills and experience back into practice.”

To mark the introduction of the programme, the Trust is holding an information event on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.  Just drop-in at any point between 3pm-7pm at the Faculty of Health & Social Care, located opposite Leighton Hospital’s Main Entrance, or call Audrey Butterworth on 01270 273712 for further details.