Chapter 16: Transition into professional practice

Web Link 1: Royal College of Nursing

Description: Career resources that can help you to improve your employability.

Web Link 2: Flying Start NHS

Description: Flying Start NHS is the national development programme for all newly qualified nurses, midwives and allied health professionals, to be undertaken in the first year of practice. It’s designed to help support the transition from pre-registered student to qualified, confident and capable health professional. The programme supports learning and development for all newly qualified practitioners working in all sectors and settings across Scotland. If you are a newly qualified nurse, midwife or allied health professional and want to start your Flying Start NHS learning journey, first of all you will need to create a Turas account.

Web Link 3: Health Education England

Description: This toolkit is a selection of resources that together comprises a framework of best practice. It can be adapted for different professional groups and is based on the programmes from Central Manchester University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. It provides examples of how the elements of a quality preceptorship programme come together.

Web Link 4: Nursing and Midwifery Council

Description: A document which outlines and explains employer responsibilities.

Web Link 5: Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council for Nursing and Midwifery (NIPEC)

Description: This mini-website has been developed to guide Northern Ireland employers and managers of Nursing and Midwifery Council registrants in the implementation, audit and evaluation of perceptorship. It is seen as a useful resource for preceptees and preceptors including those responsible for leading and managing preceptorship within their organizations.

Web Link 6: Preceptorship Framework for Nursing

Description: A guide and resource for those in NHS organizations who have responsibility for systems for managing and developing the nursing workforce, for preceptors3 (registered nurses) and newly registered nurses.

Web Link 7:     Nursing and Midwifery Council (2006)

Description: NMC Circular 21/2006, published on 4/10/2006.

Web Link 8: Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives

Description: The Code contains the professional standards that registered nurses and midwives must uphold. UK nurses and midwives must act in line with the Code, whether they are providing direct care to individuals, groups or communities or bringing their professional knowledge to bear on nursing and midwifery practice in other roles, such as leadership, education or research. While you can interpret the values and principles set out in the Code in a range of different practice settings, they are not negotiable or discretionary.

Web Link 9: NHS Employers (Preceptorships)

Description: Shared learning web pages and other resources providing examples of organizations that have implemented successful preceptorship programmes.

Web Link 10: Health Education England

Description: Preceptorship toolkit.

Web Link 11: Nursing and Midwifery Council

Description: All of the information you will need to guide you through your revalidation journey.