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Preceptorship arrangements by UK nation

The details below are for programmes run by or used by NHS or public authorities.


NHS England’s Workforce Training and Education Team has produced an implementation framework that can be used to introduce AHP focused Preceptorship programmes into workplaces without them or to review and refresh existing programmes. 

More details are available at:

They have also published more general information on preceptorship:



NHS Education for Scotland have the Flying Start NHS® programme, which is only available for newly qualified nurses, midwives or AHPs, and is designed to be completed in the first year of practice.

NHS Education for Scotland have a framework for nursing and midwifery colleagues which is currently being reviewed and adapted for use by Allied Health Professions. 



Although there are currently no multi-professional preceptorship programmes in place in Wales for HCPC registrants, there are a number of local or profession-specific schemes, such as the all-Wales Audiology preceptorship scheme.

The Welsh Government have national frameworks in place for healthcare scientists (Healthcare Science in NHS Wales: Looking Forward, 2018) and for the AHP workforce (Allied Health Professions Framework for Wales: Looking Forward Together, 2019). These are supported via national programmes managed by ‘Health Education and Improvement Wales’ (AaGIC/HEIW). A Healthcare Science preceptorship framework is currently in development as part of that work.

It should also be noted that Radiographers and Operating Department Practitioners are included within Healthcare Science strategic developments in NHS Wales.

More information at:

Page updated on: 30/11/2023