Return to Practice Network

Supporting nursing staff who are returning to clinical practice during the COVID-19 pandemic

This temporary network is to support nurses working in health and social care who are returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Nurses returning to clinical practice during this period will face unprecedented challenges. By joining the network, you'll be able to:

  • access support from professional nursing and leadership expertise
  • network with peers in a similar situation
  • share best practice updates across the UK
  • take part in hosted discussions on social media

The network will run until the Nursing & Midwifery Council closes the temporary register. Please be aware the network is not intended to provide representation or union support.

Online webinar - 18 Aug 2020

Join the RCN in conversation with the Nursing & Midwifery Council and Health Education England to explore the options to continue to practice for those on the temporary register beyond COVID-19, and funding for objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs).

We look forward to hearing your views.

Facebook group

Once you've been accepted on the network, you'll be sent a link to join our closed Facebook group.

Response to cabinet office questions

A summary of responses to Cabinet office questions from the RCN Return to Practice Facebook group

COVID-19: what you need to know

Our COVID-19 information is being continually updated. This includes advice for members returing to practice, and guidance on the clinical management of COVID-19.

Share your experience

Nursing staff are facing unprecedented challenges in their working lives.  The RCN wants to hear how the pandemic is impacting you and your working life.