We are absolutely delighted to announce that we have been awarded the National Preceptorship for Nursing Quality Mark by the NHS England National Preceptorship Programme.

Jan Gower, our Newly Qualified Nurse Education & Preceptorship Lead (pictured right) shared: "We are one of only two Training Hubs to receive this award and it is testament to the quality of support we strive to provide for our newly qualified nurses, nursing associates and new to general practice nurses."

Established in November 2021, the National Preceptorship Programme’s mission is to create a National Preceptorship Framework for Nursing in England, along with associated quality standards for all health and social care organisations. Preceptorship plays a key role in supporting newly qualified staff as they develop their skills, apply knowledge to everyday practice, and gain confidence.

Our Nurse Fellowship (preceptorship) programme offers monthly workshops, clinical supervision, and pastoral support throughout the first 24 months in practice, ensuring that practice nurses have the best induction and support as they embark on their careers in general practice.

To earn this prestigious award, we undertook a rigorous self-assessment process to meet and exceed the standards outlined in the framework to attain the quality mark. Organisations with this award will be reassessed every two years.

Our Nurse Lead, Kathryn Caley and our Newly Qualified Nurse Education & Preceptorship Lead, Jan Gower, were presented with the quality mark on Wednesday 25th October.

More information

Newly Qualified:

Our General Practice Fellowship (Preceptorship) is an NHS England funded 2-year programme of support for newly qualified GPs and GPNs beginning careers in General Practice. The scheme:

  • Aims to encourage newly qualified GPs and Nurses to take up substantive posts in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough practices.
  • Assists with their transition from training to fully embedded roles.
  • Supports practices in recruiting and meeting the learning needs of their newly qualified GPs and Nurses.
  • Includes a financial contribution to practices to allow newly qualified GPs and Nurses to engage with education, mentoring and peer networking.
  • Aims to ensure that our trainees become our local GPs and Nurses by building an educational community and supporting workplace-based professional development beyond the end of training.

Find out more about the scheme here.

New to General Practice:

We also offer a 1-year Transition into Practice Programme for Registered Nurses moving into General Practice from other parts of the NHS. Click here for more details.


If you have questions or would like further information about the schemes, please email candptraininghub@nhs.net and one of the team will be happy to contact you for an informal discussion.