Medway Community Healthcare (MCH) provides a wide range of high quality community health services for Medway residents; from health visitors and district nurses to speech and language therapists and out of hours urgent care.
Returning to practice is a self-directed process. It is your responsibility to make sure that you meet the appropriate requirements and can practise safely and effectively within your scope of practice, in line with HCPC standards.
The amount of updating (the number of activities you carry out to update your practice) that the HCPC need is a minimum requirement. This means that you can carry out more updating if you need to, so that you are confident you can meet the standards.
If you are returning to practice, you will be required to update your knowledge and skills as follows:
In the ‘days’ requirements above, 1 day is equivalent to 7 hours.
2 years out of practice: If completed full time a return to practice programme could be completed in as little as 6 weeks.
Although this period is flexible and can be carried out over any duration, but must be completed within the 24 months before re-applying for registration.
The period of updating can be made up of supervised practice, formal study or private study.
MCH can support with Flexible working / roles for returnees.
Provision of placements to fulfil supervised practice.
Access to courses to fulfil formal study if employed in a return to practice position.
During your training you will be employed by us as a Rehabilitation assistant, Band 3. Following successful completion of the Return to Practice Programme you will be supported to apply for permanent Band 5 post within any of our Inpatient units or Community Therapy teams.
Qualified Allied Health Professional
For further details contact: Marcela Summoogum (Head of Clinical Education) or Hannah Smith (AHP Education lead) via MEDCH.Practicedevelopment@nhs.net