We’re delighted to have won ‘Preceptorship of the Year’ in the Nursing Times Workforce Awards 2021 for the second year running. Our nine-month programme prepares newly-qualified nurses for professional success, facilitating knowledge and skills acquisition, clinical confidence and the delivery of high quality care.

Our Nuffield Health Preceptorship Programme (NHPP) supports our newly qualified nurses as they transition from student to confident clinician. The recognition by the Nursing Times, acknowledges our commitment to professional development and educational excellence.

During the pandemic, our Learning and Development teams quickly adapted to deliver our programmes virtually, supported by a range of learning resources, to ensure our people were able to continue to upskill and receive the support they need to take on new challenges.

At a time when recruitment into clinical roles is a challenge, the L&D team worked together to implement a number of clinical apprenticeship pathways including healthcare assistants, trainee nursing associates, and assistant practitioners. They also oversaw an international recruitment campaign, which welcomed 60 new nurses from the Philippines to help address the critical nursing shortage in the UK. Since joining, all 60 nurses have completed our award-winning, newly designed Preceptorship programme, which supported them with the transition into the UK healthcare system and the Nuffield Health team.