The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital are proud to offer a comprehensive preceptorship programme to support you at the start of your career.
We want you to be able to deliver the highest standards of care to our patients by enabling you to have a range of learning opportunities to develop into a confident and competent practitioner.

What can you expect from your preceptorship?

You will be assigned an appropriately trained preceptor, who will support and work with you throughout your preceptorship.

You will have access to the Clinical Skills Programme with bespoke IV drug administration day for newly qualified staff and you will also be able to attend four tailored sessions for your continuing professional development (CPD).

We recognise that transitioning to a competent practitioner is a period of intense learning and development, so we make sure to do our best to help you with the challenge. Ensuring this support is fundamental to our PRIDE Values

If you have leadership aspirations your preceptorship could be used to commence the first step on the ladder of the NHS Leadership Academy.

Structure of the preceptorship programme.

The programme acknowledges that all learning is individual but provides structure and guidance allowing those new staff to further develop both professionally and clinically into becoming a confident and competent practitioner.

The preceptorship programme comprises of three main components:

  1. Induction and orientation to the Trust and clinical area
  2. Support, supervision and assessment review in the clinical area. An assigned preceptor and peer support to guide you through the process
  3. Further development of professional skills you have acquired during your healthcare professional training and ongoing professional development through structured study days and clinical support.

Our preceptorship period starts with a two-week induction, comprising of a mixture of taught content and shifts on the newly qualified professionals’ chosen clinical area.

This is followed by all NQ Practitioners being invited to follow up days, and ad hoc support offered and provided as required.

Who can benefit from a preceptorship?

The NNUH preceptorship programme is primarily aimed at Newly Registered Practitioners and is applicable to:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Midwives
  • ODPs
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Nursing Associates
  • International Nurses
  • Return to Practice Nurses
  • Nurses moving from one part of the register to another


Your first two weeks at the NNUH will consist of an induction into the trust.

This involves a range of supernumerary clinical and non-clinical days and will include an orientation into your clinical area and the hospital, chance to meet our Chief Nurse, group workshops and skills training in blood transfusions, nutrition, medicine management and dementia awareness.

This is also you the opportunity for you to ask any questions or concerns you may have.

We'd love you to join us!

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is one of the largest employers in Norfolk, our staff work together to provide care for our local population.

We have a huge variety of roles, with opportunity for development and career progression.

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