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Call for former Preston nurses to return to work

Posted on - 19th March, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Health, Preston News
Maria Nelligan
Maria Nelligan, Director of Nursing and Quality

A rallying cry is being issued amid the coronavirus crisis for registered nurses who wish to work again to sign up to their bank.

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Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust is inviting anyone who has previously worked for the Trust as a registered nurse or in a clinical role, but has retired or given up work recently.

The nursing bank, which supports people to sign up for flexible temporary hours across a number of wards, community settings and Trust sites, can be accessed online.

Maria Nelligan, Director of Nursing and Quality, said: “We are keen to encourage valuable retired or former members of staff to come back and work in a clinical role. We are also interested in hearing from any registered nurses looking for work.

“This can be easily facilitated through our staff bank system and we would like to see as many people as possible sign up. We recognise the expertise and knowledge this group of people could bring to the Trust and will actively support their work-life balance.

“Our message is clear: if you want to work we will have something for you, just get in touch.”

Refresher training will be provided and the Trust will pay National Medical Council registration costs for the first year, as well as the cost of any DBS checks required.

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Anyone interested in taking up this opportunity should email staff.bank@lancashirecare.nhs.uk or call 01772 773 598.

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