National Preceptorship for Nursing Interim Quality Mark_2023.pngMersey Care has a bespoke Trust wide preceptorship programme for all newly qualified nurses and allied health professionals (AHPs).

The 12 month supported learning programme will provide all newly qualified clinicians with a designated preceptor, who will support their development as they enter their first year of practice as a qualified clinician.

Preceptees will benefit from a bespoke training and support package to help them make the transition from student to qualified clinican, including a structured learning programme with protected time allocated to further develop their practice.

The preceptorship programme will be available for all newly-qualified nursing and AHP staff. This includes:

  • Adults’ nurses

  • Children’s nurses

  • Mental health nurses

  • Learning disability nurses

  • Health visitors

  • Nurse associates

  • Physiotherapists

  • Occupational therapists

  • Podiatrists

  • Speech and language therapists

  • Dietitians

There will be four Trust wide preceptorship cohorts each year, with the first having commenced in September 2021 the next cohorts following in January, March and June 2022.

You should automatically be invited to attend your relevant cohort however, if this has not happened, please contact Nichola Thomason, Preceptorship Development Lead at

We have introduced training sessions for preceptors. The full-day sessions will equip attendees with the knowledge and skills needed to be a successful preceptor and effectively support your preceptee. You are able to book onto these sessions through the learning and development prospectus.

In September 2021 we launched new preceptorship paperwork. If you are currently in post and have already begun your preceptorship, please continue to use the existing paperwork. If it is necessary for you to change your paperwork you will be made aware and supported with this.

If you have any questions or queries about the preceptorship programme, email

  • Preceptorship guide