Ashford and St Peters NHS Foundation Trust (ASPH) have established this preceptorship policy to guide and monitor preceptee development. The Trust wants the best development environment for its staff in order to put the needs of the patient first. In line with The Willis report (2015) and The Francis report (2013) we are committed to the continuous development of all staff across all disciplines and encourage where possible development of skills and career progression. The Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) strongly recommends that all new registrants have a period of preceptorship when commencing employment. Organisational commitment and culture is vital in establishing, implementing and sustaining an effective preceptorship programme (Odelius et al 2017).

Within the UK, it is recognised that a supported, structured period of preceptorship has a variety of benefits for employers, newly registered practitioners, and people who use services. These include increased confidence, a sense of belonging and feeling valued, staff retention and having a greater professional and team identity. This will lead to the delivery of better, safer and effective care.


Policy Details

Download: PDF version
Compiled by: Samantha Knipe, Preceptorship Lead / Learning Environment Lead
Rebecca Ingoe, Preceptorship Lead / Lead Practice Educator
Catherine Gray, Preceptorship Lead
Ratified by: Practice Standards Committee
Date Ratified: March 2024
Date Issued: May 2024
Review Date: April 2027
Target Audience: Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Healthcare staff
Contact name: Samantha Knipe / Rebecca Ingoe / Catherine Gray


See also:

  • Any relevant trust policies / guidelines or procedures


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