Return to Practice for Allied Health Professionals

Have you previously been registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC)?

  • Have you been out of practice for more than two years?
  • Are you looking for an opportunity to update your skills and knowledge and return to the register?
  • Are you unsure what to do next?

Well, look no further!

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust can support with providing a supervised practice which will help to fulfil the number of hours required to return to practice.

We can discuss your needs and if appropriate, arrange a suitable placement within your profession. You will be supervised and supported during the placement by a clinician who is employed within GMMH.

Our Trust employs several AHPs and we are able to offer return to practice support to the following AHPs:

  • Art Therapists
  • Dietitians
  • Music Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Paramedics
  • Physiotherapists
  • Speech and Language Therapist

A period of updating skills and knowledge needs to be undertaken, which includes a combination of formal study, private study, and supervised practice. There are a minimum number of days a person will need to complete to update their skills/knowledge, depending on the time they have been off the HCPC register:

  • 0-2 years out of your profession - no requirements
  • 2-5 years out of your profession - 30 days of updating
  • 5 years out of your profession - 60 days of updating


Illustration of different Allied Health Professionals

As a patient

As a service user, relative or carer using our services, sometimes you may need to turn to someone for help, advice, and support. 

Find resources for carers and service users  Contact the Trust