The place to return to the job you love

As one of the largest NHS organisations in the country, we have experience facilitating a succession of healthcare professionals to return to registered practice following a career break.

  • Nurses
  • Midwives
  • Allied Health Professionals 
  • Healthcare Scientists
  • Social Workers

A break from practice is when a practitioner’s registered license has lapsed, and they are no longer eligible to practice in the UK. This can be for a lot of reasons, including a career break, raising a family, or time spent working abroad. 

Here at the NCA, we have established partnerships with local education providers to help skilled and experienced practitioners to re-enter their profession.  

Hear from a recent returnee

I returned to practice in 2019 after more than 13 years out of the physiotherapy profession. Leaving my NHS career was accidental. I did some extended travelling not long after I completed my junior rotations, and when I came back to the UK, finding a Band 5 role was extremely competitive so I looked elsewhere for employment. I decided to come back to work as a physiotherapist when it felt right. My children were older and there were opportunities for me to regain my HCPC with the Northern Care Alliance. Today, I work as a Specialist Physiotherapist in Stroke Services at Salford. I really love my job and appreciate the impact of my role so much more having had the time away. I feel loyal to the Trust and extremely grateful as they have helped me so much in terms of being able to complete the required training.

Tracey, Physiotherapist