Preceptorship is a widely used term to describe the support offered to newly qualified registered healthcare professionals at the start of their career. It is a period of structured transition for the newly registered practitioner (Preceptee) during which he or she will be supported by a preceptor, to develop their confidence as an autonomous professional, refine skills, values and behaviours and to continue on their journey of lifelong learning.

Preceptorship programmes have been recognised as being fundamental to the development of a newly qualified healthcare professionals’ journey towards becoming a competent/ confident practitioner and can ultimately impact on their whole career.

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LUHFT) Multi professional 12 month programme will allow preceptees to further develop professional and reflective skills, as well as offer essential training with a combination of a clinical skills programme, comprehensive induction / mandatory training and core transitional skills to prepare for their new role.

Preceptorship supports the importance of all newly qualified healthcare professionals being assigned a named Preceptor. One of the main responsibilities of the Preceptor is to support the Preceptee by completing a minimum of five Developmental Review Meetings across the 12-month Preceptorship Period. The aims of the meetings are to review progress, promote Preceptee self-awareness, provide constructive feedback and allow time to debrief on clinical activity, and discuss the Preceptees options and resources available to plan future careers.


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Welcome Video

Please take a look at our Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Welcome video. Presented by our Preceptorship Lead, this video provides advice and guidance on the process of preceptorship, education programme and documentation using Online PARE. The running time is approximately 20 minutes.

Watch video here