National Preceptorship Interim Quality Mark

Applications for the Interim Quality Mark closed on 31 January 2024.

Organisations were invited to check their eligibility by filling in the self-assessment form. All 10 core/mandatory criteria had to be met, and a minimum of 80% overall needed to be achieved.

A flow chart of the process can be accessed here.

For more detailed information please see our FAQs below. Additional guidance is available on protected time (Criteria 5) and on preceptorship champions (Criteria 15).

Congratulations to the following 198 organisations who have all been awarded the Quality Mark:

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Avon Local Medical Committee/ICS/BNSSG Training Hub
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Barts Health NHS Trust
Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Primary and Community Care Training Hub
Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Training Hub
The Care Plus Group
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust
Cromwell Hospital
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Devon Training Hub
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
East Cheshire NHS Trust
East Coast Community Healthcare CIC
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
East London NHS Foundation Trust
East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Freshney Pelham Care Ltd
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Gloucestershire Primary Care Training Hub
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Greater Manchester Training Hub
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
HCA Healthcare UK
HC-One
HCRG Care Group
Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Isle of Wight NHS Trust
James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Joint Hospital Group (South)
Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Lancashire and South Cumbria Training Hub
Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Livewell Southwest CIC
The London Clinic
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Marie Curie
Medway Community Healthcare
Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust
Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Navigo Health and Social Care CIC
The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
North Bristol NHS Trust
North Central London Training Hub
North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
North East London NHS Foundation Trust
North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Nottingham CityCare Partnership CIC
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Nuffield Health
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care
The Practice Plus Group
The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
The Priory
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
Sirona Care and Health CIC
Solent NHS Trust
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
South East London Training Hub
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust
South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust
South Yorkshire Primary Care Workforce and Training Hub
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
St Andrew’s Healthcare
St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Suffolk and North East Essex Training Hub
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
West London NHS Trust
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Whittington Health NHS Trust
Wirral Commuity Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Wye Valley NHS Trust
York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Frequently Asked Questions (Click to expand)

Interim Quality Mark

What do we do about submitting information that contains names and personal details? 
You will need to indicate on your self-assessment document what information you are able to provide to evidence each criteria. Please submit information, however you will need to remove names and any other personal information.  Assessors will want to see the process and tracking rather than personal details.  


Can we submit before we have achieved 80% and can we still apply if we have an amber RAG rating?
Please use the self-assessment to assess your organisational readiness for the interim Quality Mark, however, only submit when you meet the 80%. 

If a policy has been approved, updated, and is in use it will be accepted with an amber rating (1) if it is pending ratification and an approximate date for formal ratification has been provided. If it has not been approved and/or is not compliant with the Framework standards it will not be progressed to review by the assessment panel. If you are unsure, please seek advice from your Regional Lead.


Do we have to submit all the evidence with our application? 
No. You should indicate what information you are able to provide for the criteria to substantiate your position. Once your application has been logged, the central team will advise what information you need to send through. We will only be requesting your preceptorship policy and information on one criteria for each application.  


How would you recommend providing evidence for submissions?       
By referencing supporting information according to the specific criteria – the clearer the better! We will be publishing more guidance on this.   


Do all organisations submit the same evidence for their application? 
No, we are randomly selecting different evidence from each organisation to support their applications.   


What is the time frame for the final submission of applications?  
Applications will be accepted at any time from 1 January 2023 on an ongoing basis.  They will be assessed monthly; however, you can submit at any time. 


How long is the Quality Mark for? 
Two years from the date of awarding the Quality Mark.


Does the National Quality Mark replace the CapitalNurse Quality Mark? 
No. They will run in parallel as they represent different frameworks. 


Does the Interim Quality Mark cover maternity specific or AHP preceptorship? 
No. This is a quality mark for nursing linked to the standards in the National Preceptorship Framework for Nursing.
The maternity and AHP frameworks are currently in development. If you have any questions about those frameworks you can direct them to the following contacts:
Maternity – Karen Camm – karen.camm1@nhs.net
AHP – Amanda Weaver – amanda.weaver@hee.nhs.uk


Who assesses the application? 
All applications are initially checked by our central team to ensure the 80% minimum has been achieved. This is then sent to the appropriate Regional Lead with the additional evidence requested for full assessment and decision by the regional review panel. The review panels meet monthly. 


How can we use the Interim Quality Mark? 
You can use your Quality Mark on email signatures, documentation and promotional materials. 


How long will it take to review my application? 
Once the Regional Lead has received your application and supporting evidence, these will be reviewed at the next monthly meeting of the review panel. You will be informed of the outcome within five working days following this meeting.  


Why are coaching and wellbeing not higher on the Quality Mark agenda?
They are! They are part of our core standards. 


The Quality Mark is prescriptive as to how long the preceptor’s initial preparation should be – three weeks. If the preparation is shorter than this (i.e. two weeks and another week of coaching later on) will this be okay?
The preceptor development is recommended as three hours. For those who have been preceptors, a one hour refresher is recommended.     


How many trusts have achieved the Interim Quality Mark? Who are they?
You can find a list of all the trusts that have already been awarded the Quality Mark on our website here.


What is the next phase after the Interim Quality Mark?
NHS England is looking at next steps following the Interim Quality Mark. 


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