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Community Pract. 2015 Oct;88(10):46-9.

A Preceptorship Model for Health Visiting.


Many new qualified health visitors may find the transition from being a student to an accountable individual practitioner a daunting prospect. Although competent and knowledgeable, they may feel the need for support and guidance of more experienced professional colleagues as they find their feet in professional practice. The same may apply to those who have returned to practice after a break of five years or more. It may also apply to those who move registerable qualification, for example a registered nurse who subsequently qualifies as a health visitor. Feeling valued and invested in by the employing organisation does have benefits to the children, families and communities with whom we work. Building professional resilience and developing and maintaining up-to-date knowledge will inevitably provide a high quality delivery of equitable services. pilot of the HEE/iHV (2014) National Preceptorh Framework for health visitors, exploring the impact of the implementation of the health visitor Preceptorship framework. Whilst the pilot lasted just six months, early indications suggests a positive impact on the staff and the children, families and communities we serve.

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