Clinicians considering a return to the NHS

Thank you for your interest in supporting our COVID-19 efforts. We are extremely grateful to everyone who has stepped forward to help.

We have had an amazing response since what has become the biggest one-off recruitment programme in the history of the NHS was launched at the end of March 2020.

Our research shows us that some 50 per cent of those who offered to return and completed our pre-employment checks would like to support the NHS in the medium to longer term. We are now starting to make contact with each person who has made this offer to see how this might happen, whether that be a return to permanent employment; interim support for national programmes like flu vaccinations and continuing healthcare; or a more voluntary arrangement.

If you are a returner who has not already applied through our return to work programme but would like to be contacted about future opportunities, please register your interest.

If you applied through our coronavirus return to work programme and have any queries, please email