Top award for GWH Trust

By Amanda Wilkins - 20 February 2024

Health

The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded the National Perceptorship Quality Mark by NHS England.

The award has been given in recognition of a successful preceptorship programme. 

Preceptorship provides a period of guidance and support for newly registered healthcare staff as they transition from students to qualified professionals. 

The aim is to provide new staff with opportunities to translate their training into everyday practice, supporting their confidence and enabling them to have the best possible start in their careers. 

Laura Kirby, Lead Nurse for Preceptorship, Trainee Nursing Associates and Internationally Educated Nurses, said: "Since becoming the lead for preceptorship last year, I have worked with the Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire healthcare system to align our core standards to the national framework.

"We now aim our preceptorship programme at all newly registered healthcare professionals who are Band 4 or above, have launched five preceptorship master classes and two clinical enhancement days and have designed a portfolio for new staff to complete. 

"We hope that being awarded the Quality Interim Mark will help attract newly registered professionals to the trust, and show that we are dedicated in caring for them as well as providing a supportive space for them to grow and learn.

"This is an exciting time for the Preceptorship Team and we are looking forward to seeing preceptorship grow across the Trust."

 

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