Preceptorship is a structured start for newly qualified practitioners and practitioners transitioning into new areas of practice and is employer led. The main aim is to welcome and integrate newly registered/transitioning practitioners into their new team and place of work. Preceptorship helps professionals to translate and embed their knowledge into everyday practice, grow in confidence and have the best possible start to their careers. All newly registered nurses, nursing associates, and midwives should receive preceptorship in their first year post-registration and is promoted by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC Principles of Preceptorship).
Preceptees need to be supported according to their own learning needs, and therefore require time to identify those needs along with opportunities for reflection and feedback. The most important element is the individualised support provided in practice by the preceptor. The goal of preceptorship is for the newly registered nurse to develop their confidence and autonomy.
Devon Training Hub Preceptorship Policy
This outlines the recommended requirements of preceptorship for newly qualified staff and those moving in to Primary Care from other areas, and outlines the current DTH support.
Devon Training Hub Preceptorship Handbook
This handbook outlines the principles of preceptorship and generic documentation to support the process.
Preceptors can access initial and update training via eLearning for Health.
Monthly drop in sessions are offered by Devon Training Hub for support and advice – see Training TT