What is Preceptorship?

Preceptorship is a formal period of support & guidance for newly-registered staff. It involves you working in your post alongside an experienced  professional colleague & also attending facilitated group sessions on a range of topics. It is not currently a mandatory requirement but the Trust expects that all newly-registered staff will engage with the process. The Preceptorship Programme is up to 12 months & is open to all newly-qualified Nurses, Midwives, Allied Health Professionals, Nursing Associates & Assistant Practitioners.

  • How will I benefit from Preceptorship?

    The aim of the programme is to: 

    Assist with integration into your workplace; Facilitate your transition from newly-qualified to confident & competent practitioner; Support you to consolidate the Learning & Experiences you have gained during your training; Give you the opportunity to practice in a supportive environment where you will continue to develop the necessary skills to deliver evidence-based compassionate care; Ensure that you are fit to practice in accordance with the accepted good practice standards & requirements of the Trust. 

  • How many days do I have to attend?

    You are required to attend a minimum of 3 Preceptorship Days at The Exchange within 5 months. 

  • How many Development Plans do I have to complete?

    You are required to complete a minimum of 3 Development Plans every 5 months.  

  • How many Observations should I complete?

    You must complete a minimum of 2 Observations every 5 months. 

  • How many Reflective Accounts do I need to complete?

    You are required to complete a minimum of 2 every 5 months. 

  • How do I apply for the Preceptorship Programme?

    To apply for the Preceptorship Programme, Line Managers are to contact and express their interest. A member of the Admin Team will then be in touch via email where they will send a contract to sign and ask for some relevant information. Once these are returned, you will then be booked onto the Preceptorship Programme. 

  • Who will Supervise me?

    Your Line Manager will allocate you an appropriate Preceptor for the duration of your Preceptorship period.