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Healthier Futures - Return to practice

We want to raise awareness of return to practice (RtP) to AHPs and nurses through a series of system wide networking events. We intend to share information about the RtP process, the eligibility criteria, how they can update their clinical skills and how to support their studies, as well as information on the financial support available and signposting to key contacts within each of our organisations.

Events will take place on a quarterly basis to ensure people considering RtP can access the same forum and benefit from the information shared. Feedback obtained from each event will inform the content of subsequent sessions to ensure it continues to best meet the needs of the audience.

Event on 1 March 2022

On Tuesday 1 March 2022, we supported a system wide networking event hosted by The Black Country Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) and Nursing Faculty.

At the online event, guest speakers included colleagues from the Health Education England’s (HEE) national and regional RtP teams for AHPs and nursing, a regional colleague from social care and professionals who have returned to practice shared their stories and experiences.

14 people attended the event and fed back positive comments at the end of the session. Each attendee received copies of the presentations as well as follow up enquiries and support. So far, one person is actively seeking to commence the HEE RtP programme as a direct result of attending the event.

Download the presentations here .

Download the frequently asked questions here .

Next event

We hope to repeat this event on a quarterly basis. The proposed future dates are 14 June 2022, 13 September 2022 and 6 December 2022.

Each event will be promoted and people interested can book via Eventbrite closer to the time.

More information

The networking events are just one element of the RtP project. Other opportunities include Trusts within the system to work collaboratively to share best practice and ensure that each Trust delivered the very best, high quality RtP experience for AHPs and nurses.

Read more about national return to practice programme from Health Education England here

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