The Returnship Programme

Support for Returners from Parental LeaveĀ  London Pilot

The Returnship Programme looks to support individuals within NHS Finance that have returned from parental leave over the last 6 months, as part of a programme that One NHS Finance are piloting within the London region.

One NHS Finance carried out a survey back in September 2021, which indicated that there is more that could be done to support a successful return to work for colleagues after a period of leave of 6 months or more.

The aim of the programme is for members to receive support to help them to have a successful return to work. Members of the pilot will be invited to an introductory virtual meet-up followed by monthly support sessions over a 6 month period, including topics such as:

  • NHS updates: Changes within NHS finance over the last 12 months
  • Return stories: Hearing from colleagues who have successfully returned to work following maternity
  • Confidence Building
  • Setting Boundaries
  • Career aspirations and Personal Brand
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Professional registration updates
  • Group support to work through challenges

Participants will be encouraged to find a buddy within their team or organisation, and the group will be encouraged to support one another in between the structured sessions.

The focus will be on building a support network, and short, bitesize monthly development events that can fit into the diary commitments of the programme members.

This years programme will run from July to January 2024.

If you have any questions regarding the programme, please email