P_HR_43 Return to Practice Policy

During the course of their career, many nurses, midwives and health professionals may not practice their profession for a period of time. This may occur for many reasons, which could include parental leave, extended travel, caring responsibilities or illness.

This document outlines the policy of Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust for Return to Practice nurses, midwives and health professionals, and the procedures that should be followed when an individual wishes to return to work.

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance to individuals wishing to return to professional roles; the employment requirements to return to practice, access to the return to practice (RTP) programmes, organising placements and recruitment as well as the role of managers in facilitating an individual's returning to practice.

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