NHSE/I National preceptorship programme 2022


The national preceptorship project is focused on the design, development and delivery of a national preceptorship framework and associated quality standard for all organisations in health and social care.

The NHS England and NHS Improvement national retention programme established the national preceptorship project in November 2021, with the London NHS region overseeing design and development of a national preceptorship framework for nursing and associated quality standards for nursing.

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.

Research is well underway and the plan is to design and develop a national preceptorship framework in collaboration with stakeholders to roll out implementation in England, starting in September 2022. These collectively agreed set of standards and a framework for good practice will be flexible so that it can be adapted to different settings, locations and types of organisation. Its relevance and usefulness for other professional groups in healthcare is also being considered.

This exciting project, under the leadership of Dr Jane Wray (clinical lead) and Desiree Cox (programme lead), is collaborating with regional preceptorship and retention leads, new registrants and the organisations and professional groups that support them.

Through this partnership working, the project will bring people together and learn from best practice from around England to develop a national framework and quality standards for preceptorship.

Registration open: Second stakeholder engagement event.

National virtual event date:

  1. Monday 13th June 2022 - Two virtual sessions will be held. Both sessions are now fully booked. Please see regional event dates below.
    • Session 1: 9:15 - 10:45am
    • Session 2: 11:00am - 12:30pm

Regional virtual event dates:

All the regional events will replicate the format and content of the national event. If you are unable to attend the national event, we encourage you to register for your regional event. Please email your regional lead to register.

  1. London – June 13th : 2:00 - 3:30pm (Email Desiree Cox to Register)
  2. East of England - 21st June : 3:00 - 5:00 pm ​(Email Debbie Cubitt to Register)
  3. North East and Yorkshire – 15th June : 9:30 - 11:00 am (Email Amanda Horrocks to Register)
  4. North West of England – 30th June : 10:30 am - 12:00 pm (Email Rachelle Alty to Register)
  5. South West of England – 30th June: 2:00 - 3:20 pm (Email Amanda Shobrook or Melvina Stober to Register)
  6. South East of England – 22nd June : 2:00 - 3:30pm (Email Debbie Knight to Register)
  7. Midlands - 20th June : 1:30 - 3:30pm (Email Alison Dinning to Register)

Event agenda and more details to follow.

First Stakeholder Engagement Event: 21 March 2022

For general enquiries about the project please contact the project team

Project Team (General)

Raleen Fernandes (Senior Project Manager)

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

Amanda Shobrook (South West England)

Debbie Cubitt (East of England)

Eileen Aylott (North East and Yorkshire)

Rachelle Alty (North West England)

Debbie Knight (South East England)

Alison Dinning (Midlands)

Desiree Cox (London)

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