Preceptorship & Continuous Professional Development

Preceptorship:

Nursing & midwifery newly qualified staff are automatically placed on our preceptorship programme when they start. The preceptorship programme consists of 3 – 4 study days in the first nine months in the Trust to support their transition from student to qualified practitioner. Newly qualified staff are also appointed a preceptor by their line manager in the clinical area they are working. This initiative is there to support them and provide a more informal route for them to link with other than their line manager. We are committed to support staff to enable them to be successful in their roles, retain them in the Trust and flourish in their careers.

Continuous Professional Development:

 We are committed to excellent patient care which means that at Guys & St Thomas’ you will have access to a wide range of programmes & courses both internally & externally available to nursing & midwifery staff.  We link with our local universities, primarily Kings College London (LINK) & London Southbank Universities (LINK) for the majority of our postgraduate training. However we also source courses at other providers depending on the needs of the organisation. There are many opportunities for career development at Guys & St Thomas’ which can be; clinical, leadership & management, research or education. Please see this link for the career opportunities available in nursing: https://www.tdhb.org.nz/services/nursing/documents/Care-for-your-nursing-future.pdf

“Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is a very special place as we strive at all times to put the patient at the centre of everything we do. This is only possible because of the wonderful staff we employ and the students we train.”

Eileen Sills

Dame Eileen Sills
Chief Nurse, Director of Patient Experience

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