Preceptorship & Continuous Professional Development


All Nursing & midwifery newly registered staff are automatically enrolled onto our preceptorship programme when they join GSTT. This interactive and engaging programme of learning aims to support and equip newly registered staff with the skills and expertise to develop within the first few years of their career.  The programme adopts a blended learning approach, consisting of study days, eLearning modules and reflective sessions to support their transition from student to qualified practitioner. The programme promotes and values shared learning in a safe and reflective space for nurses to flourish in their professions. The preceptees complete a portfolio of learning which they then submit at the end of their first year of registration and contributes to future revalidation requirements. Newly registered staff are appointed a preceptor by their line manager in the clinical area they are working in. The preceptor acts as a professional role model, supporting the preceptee’s learning and development throughout the first 12 months of their career. This course aligns to the successful Capital Nurse Preceptorship programme, and are proud to have received the capital nurse preceptorship quality mark.

CN Preceptorship Quality Mark 20-21

Continuous professional development in GSTT:

We are dedicated to supporting our staff to develop and strive to be the best. Here at Guys & St Thomas’ you will have access to a wide range of engaging educational programmes. We are strongly committed to supporting staff to develop and fulfil their career aspirations. Training is offered in all areas of professional development including clinical practice, leadership and management, research and education. We pride ourselves on providing high quality, innovative training, designed and delivered by expert practitioners. We link with our local universities, primarily Kings College London and London Southbank Universities for the majority of our accredited training, offering postgraduate level 6 (Degree) and level 7 (Masters) pathways, as well as innovative work based learning modules. We also source courses at other providers depending organisational and professional need. Staff also have access to our award winning coaching and mentoring service, to support you to grow and flourish in your career.

Nightingale Award:

As part of our hospitals’ rich heritage as Florence Nightingale’s School of Nursing, we continue to strive for those same values today. Building on Nightingale’s work, we want to recognise outstanding nurses who demonstrate these values along with the five Trust values in their everyday clinical practice and within the profession. The Nightingale Nurse and Midwife Award, was launched in September 2017, now with an alumni of over 200 individuals, who have successfully completed all the elements of the award, demonstrating and providing evidence of these trust values in their clinical practice. As Florence Nightingale inspired us, we hope that Next Generation Nightingales will inspire others. The awards are presented by the GSTT Chief Nurse, annually on Nurse’ Day.

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