Month 1

During this first month your time will be supernumerary. This means that you will be working in practice but you will not be counted in the safer staffing numbers.

Week 1

Your first week will be split between your work area and a bespoke preceptorship induction. Your preceptorship induction will take place over 3 days and include the following:

  • Introduction and navigation of trust intranet site
  • Presentation from key teams within the organisation – HR, occupation health, Well-being service, library service, Learning & Development, nurse bank
  • Introduction to the preceptorship package including receiving coloured lanyard, introduction and navigation of paperwork, overview of 12-month programme, question and answer session. Introduction to MS Teams.
  • Training session - introduction to reflective practice, challenging conversations and personal resilience.

You should expect to have a local induction in your place of work and have been introduced to your Line Manager/Deputy. You should also have been given a name of who will be your Preceptor.

Week 2

You should expect to have your initial meeting with your Preceptor this week – plan for this meeting to last approximately 60 minutes.

It is your responsibility to organise these meetings and keep notes to share with your Preceptor and Line Manager if requested.

You should also expect to commence some mandatory training either face to face or e-learning – each service will have different training expectations and you can be supported to complete this by your Line Manager/delegated other.

Week 3

Continue to learn about your team and service. You will also continue to work through any mandatory training.

Week 4

By this week you should have completed an audit of your learning needs and your learning action plan. You will meet with your Preceptor again this week and these can be discussed and agreed at this meeting. During this meeting you should also plan future meetings.

Month 2

This month you will no longer be working supernumerary, you may still have some aspects of mandatory training to complete but you will be advised of these by your Line Manager and dates will be set.

You should meet with your Preceptor each week for approximately 60 minutes this month, during these meetings you should review the competencies within the preceptorship portfolio.

Division specific preceptorship meeting – this will last approximately 3 hours. It will be an opportunity for every Preceptee within your division to come together for a learning or reflective session.

Month 3

You should meet with your Preceptor every 2 weeks during this month for approximately 60 minutes. During these meetings you should continue to review the competencies within your portfolio. You should also review the learning plan that you developed in month one.

Discipline specific preceptorship meeting – this will last approximately 3 hours. It will be an opportunity for every Preceptee who shares your discipline to come together for a reflective or learning session.

Month 4

You should meet with your Preceptor every 2 weeks during this month for approximately 60 minutes. During these meetings you should continue to review the competencies within your portfolio.

Trust wide preceptorship meeting – this will be a full day session. As in the induction, all Preceptees within the Trust will come together for a session on personal well-being and resilience. During this day there will also be an opportunity to discuss any concerns or good practice that has been seen during your time within your team. There will be a chance for any Preceptee to speak with the Preceptorship Development Lead on a 1:1 basis, if necessary.

Month 5

During this month the frequency of your Preceptor meetings will lessen as you become more settled within your role and team. You should meet with your Preceptor once per month for approximately 60 minutes and continue to review your competencies.

By month 5 your portfolio of evidence should be progressing well, and you can discuss this within your meetings with your preceptor.

During month 5 you should discuss with your Preceptor and/or Line Manager regarding being allocated a Clinical Supervisor. This may or may not be the same person as your Preceptor – you should expect clinical supervision once per month.

Division specific preceptorship meeting – this will last approximately 3 hours. It will be an opportunity for every Preceptee within your division to come together for a learning or reflective session.

Month 6

Continue to meet with your Preceptor once per month. At this point you should be reviewing and updating your learning plan.

You should continue to have clinical supervision once per month.

Discipline specific preceptorship meeting – this will last approximately 3 hours. It will be an opportunity for every Preceptee who shares your discipline to come together for a reflective or learning session.

During month 6 you will have a career conversation. This will be with a senior member of staff during which you will discuss your thoughts and feelings regarding your future lifelong career within the Trust.

Month 7

Continue to meet with your Preceptor once per month.

Continue to have clinical supervision once per month.

Division specific preceptorship meeting – this will last approximately 3 hours. It will be an opportunity for every Preceptee within your division to come together for a learning or reflective session.

Month 8

Continue to meet with your Preceptor once per month.

Continue to have clinical supervision once per month.

Trust wide preceptorship meeting – this will be a full day session. As in the induction, all Preceptees within the Trust will come together for a session on supervising learners in practice. During this day, there will also be an opportunity to discuss any concerns or good practice that has been seen during your time within your team. There will be a chance for any Preceptee to speak with the Preceptorship Development Lead on a 1:1 basis if necessary.

Month 9

Continue to meet with your Preceptor once per month. Don’t forget to continue to update your learning plan to enable you to get the most out of your preceptorship programme.

Continue to have clinical supervision once per month.

Discipline specific preceptorship meeting – this will last approximately 3 hours. It will be an opportunity for every Preceptee who shares your discipline to come together for a reflective or learning session.

Month 10

Continue to meet with your Preceptor once per month.

Continue to have clinical supervision once per month.

Division specific preceptorship meeting – this will last approximately 3 hours. It will be an opportunity for every Preceptee within your division to come together for a learning or reflective session.

Month 11

Continue to meet with your Preceptor once per month.

Continue to have clinical supervision once per month.

Discipline specific preceptorship meeting – this will last approximately 3 hours. It will be an opportunity for every Preceptee who shares your discipline to come together for a reflective or learning session.

Career conversation to take place with a senior member of staff.  Remember this is an opportunity to express your future goals for developments and opportunities within the Trust.

Month 12

Final meeting with preceptor. You will need to ensure all evidence has been validated and submitted to the Preceptorship Development Lead (your portfolio of evidence will be returned to you).

Trust wide celebration event.