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Support for former practitioners who want to re-register and return to practice

Diagnostic and therapeutic radiographers who left the profession but are looking to return are being courted by a new Health Education England initiative.

A web page encourages potential returners to register their interest and be kept up to date with courses, funding and support.

It also provides information about what returners need to do to update their skills and knowledge to meet Health and Care Professions Council re-registration requirements. It highlights funding available. 

"The web page is a fabulous resources for radiographers currently looking to get back into practice," Sue Johnson, the Society's professional officer responsible for returners, said.

"We have been closely involved with the East Midlands project, which was the test for the national initiative and have been delighted to see the successful return of several well supported radiographers," Sue continued.

"This can only be good news at a time of workforce shortage. I would urge any potential returnee to apply now. The funding pot, while reasonably generous, will run out eventually and I would be sorry to hear radiographers had missed out."

Returners who have questions should email.

Helping allied health professionals and clinical scientists return to practice 

SCoR Return to Practice information

Alliance medical launch new return to practice scheme for radiographers

Individuals can get more information by contacting HR via this email address  The Return to Practice Scheme for Radiographers is designed for those who have taken absence from their profession and wish to return and obtain their HCPC registration as per the HCPC requirements.

Depending on availability/location these are the three options Alliance Medical can offer to host someone who is interested from a pay framework point of view.


Option A


• Voluntary basis

• Usual travel expenses apply, i.e. travel (not home to base)

Option B


• Voluntary basis

• Employed as a Bank Clinical Assistant

• Usual travel expenses apply, i.e. travel (not home to base)

Option C


• Employed as a Clinical Assistant – fixed term (subject to a vacancy being available), undertaking planned supervised practice

Opportunity for Return to Practice Diagnostic Radiographers January 2016

The University of Derby has just achieved CoR approval for a module of study aimed at diagnostic radiographers wanting to return to practice. Places on the course are being funded initially by Health Education East Midlands and access to midlands based clinical placements is also available. Further information is available here: Students from further afield are welcome to apply as the learning is flexible and not reliant on being Derby based although a department will be required to provide the clinical support. Prospective returnees should contact Sue Errett, Module Leader, directly at email, telephone: 01332 593068

In addition, as part of the 'Allied Health Professions: Supporting Return to Practice across the East Midlands' initiative, five radiographer returner posts are being funded in the region. Click here for more information.

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