Key advice and guidance on how the SoR can support your return to the profession
During the course of your career, there may be times when you are unable to practice.
If you are a potential returnee or a service manager/practice educator looking to support someone, these resources will help explain the 'return to practice' process.
At every stage, the SoR is here to support you:
Once you have explored the information in this section, get in contact with us to book a call with one of our Professional Officers.
This checklist covers essential info you need to understand before returning to practice.
Advice on how to start job hunting, including recent case studies from fellow professionals.
Guidance for those supporting potential returnees.
For up-to-date information on how to navigate the return to practice process, please see the HCPC website.Learn more
For anyone looking to return to practice in England, please visit Health Education England (HEE) for information on programme's, updating your skills and moreLearn more
NHS Scotland has great information available for all practitioners looking to return to work. Such as updating your skills and knowledge and where to applyLearn more
Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) has great advice for any body who is looking to return to practiceLearn more
For further information on returning to practice in the Northern Ireland region, please contact our NI National Officer, Cora by clicking the button belowLearn more
If you hold a UK qualification and were previously on the HCPC Register, you need to apply through their readmission route.
Please visit the HCPC website for more information on how to apply for readmission, including:
If you completed your professional training outside of the UK and have never been registered with the HCPC before, you need to apply via their international route.
For more information and to check if you are eligiblie for registration, please see here.
If you were previously registered via the CPSM or HPC (now known as the HCPC), you need to contact the HCPC to check your eligibility for the readmission route. This is important because:
Learn more about the return to practice requirements here.
If you have been out of practice for between 2 - 5 years, you will need to undertake a minimum of 30 days of skills and knowledge updating.
For more than 5 years out of practice, you must spend a minimum of 60 days updating your professional knowledge and skills.
To learn more, please see here.
If you have been off the HCPC register but have been working in a related role, eg, PACS manager, systems specialist, you may be able to register without undertaking a period of updating skills and knowledge.
Contact the registrations department at the HCPC to discuss your options: