Nursing Preceptorship Programme

Welcome to our information page about nursing preceptorship at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH).

The Nursing and Midwifery Council advises that all newly registered nurses and midwives require guidance and a period of support under the guidance of a preceptor (NMC 2016, 2006). The SaTH Preceptorship, is a 12-month programme which will consolidate and enhance the skills gained during your training.

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*New for April 2020 cohort

All newly qualified nurses will be invited to a pre-registration study day to introduce you to the Trust before you start on the ward. This day will include:

  • Welcome to the Trust
  • Hospital Tours
  • Meeting the Staff include the Clinical Practice Educators and Facilitators
  • Understanding Documentation
  • Understanding the Preceptorship and expectations

You should have a preceptor within one week of your start date, some ward/ department managers will allocate you a preceptor and others will discuss with you and give you an element of choice as to who you would like as your preceptor.

  • Day 1 Introduction to preceptorship
  • Day 2 Documentation and communication
  • Day 3 Patient safety
  • Day 4 Safer patient care
  • Day 5 Accountability (including mock coroners court)
  • Day 6 Leadership

Our robust programme of Study days is designed to further enhance your learning. These days include:

  • Simulation Training *New for April 2020 cohort 
  • Coroner's Hearing *New for April 2020 cohort 
  • Clinical Skills
  • Communication
  • Safe Care Delivery
  • Leadership
  • Accountability

*New for April 2020 cohort

Your career development at the Trust is important to everyone. We will ensure you have access to at least 1 careers conversation in your first year to discuss your development and what is happening in your Team.

Click here to view the Career Pathway options for Nurses.

*New for April 2020 cohort

Nurses need research because it helps them advance their field, stay updated and offer better patient care. Information literacy skills can help nurses use information more effectively to develop their own conclusions. Evidence-based practice is important for nurses.

During your first year, you will be asked to choose a research project, with the option to present your findings in our annual career development day (tbc).

We want you to know you are supported throughout this important year in your career. Therefore the CPE team will ensure you are supported in the following ways:

  • Drop-In sessions with the CPE Team.
  • Regular ward-based visits 

If you have any questions about the Nursing Preceptorship Programme, please email or