Returning to practice

Health & Care Professions Council, June 2017

This guidance outlines the requirements for coming back on to the HCPC register for people who have taken a break from practice or are considering taking a break. Registrants who have been out of practice for more than two years, and wish to return, are required to update their knowledge and skills in order to resume safe and effective practice.

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NMC to consult on revoking education standards with maximum time limits

Nursing & Midwifery Council, January 2015

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has launched a consultation to remove time limits for the completion of education programmes.

Currently, student nurses and midwives are required to finish full-time programmes within five years and part-time programmes within seven years in order to be eligible for registration.

The NMC proposes to remove these maximum time limits from NMC standards, while ensuring full responsibility for the management of education programmes lies with approved education institutions. Post-registration programmes, which are currently given time limits either by the NMC or by the specific education institution, will also be affected by the proposed changes.

The consultation closes on 12 March 2015.

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Click here to respond to the Consultation.