NHS England National preceptorship programme 2022

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Announcement – The National Preceptorship Framework and National Preceptorship Model for England are now available.

The National Preceptorship project was established in November 2021 to design, develop and deliver a Preceptorship Framework for Nursing for England and associated quality standards for all health and social care organisations.

Preceptorship plays a key role in retention by setting in place a structure to support newly qualified professionals, allowing them to translate their knowledge into everyday practice, grow in confidence and have the best possible start in their careers.

The National Preceptorship framework was designed and developed in collaboration with stakeholders and came into effect in October 2022. Through partnership working with new registrants and the organisations and professional groups that support them, the project has brought people together to learn from and share best practice. These collectively agreed set of standards and framework for good practice are flexible and can be adapted to different settings, locations and types of organisation. A suite of resources have also been developed to support implementation of the framework.

This exciting project, under the leadership of Dr Jane Wray (clinical lead) and Desiree Cox (programme lead), with support from seven regional preceptorship leads and their communities of practice.

Preceptor Development Resources

Resources for Preceptor Development are available for organisations to deliver training virtually or face-to-face. The resources can be edited for organisations’ own needs and branded, however we ask that you keep the National Preceptorship details in also. 

The three resource packs available are:

Half day workshop – this is intended for preceptors who are new to the role and provides an overview of preceptorship, the framework, roles and an introduction to the tools and knowledge for managing meetings with the preceptee.

Refresher workshop – this is intended for existing preceptors to update their understanding of the preceptorship framework and roles

Coaching workshop – this half day workshop offers an introduction to coaching skills for facilitating the preceptor/preceptee relationship


Upcoming Events

Coaching Skills Masterclass 22 November 2022 – SOLD OUT
Register for the waiting list here

National Stakeholder Engagement Event 29 November 2022
Register for the waiting list here

Previous Events and Recordings

Recordings of previous events can be accessed below

Preceptorship for Social Care Focus Group – Tuesday 9 August 2022
Preceptorship for Primary Care Focus Group – Friday 8 July 2022
National Preceptorship Second Stakeholder Engagement Event – 13 June 2022

Contact us

For general enquiries about the project please contact the project team

Project Team (General)

Anna Savva (Project Manager)

For specific enquiries about the project please contact our national leads

Desiree Cox (Programme Lead)

Jane Wray (Senior Clinical Lead)

You can also contact our regional leads

Melvina Stober (South West England)
Amanda Shobrook (South West England)

Debbie Cubitt (East of England)

Eileen Aylott (North East and Yorkshire)

Rachelle Alty (North West England)

Tania Topp (South East England)

Miriam Coffie (Midlands)

Desiree Cox (London)

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