- Priory is the first independent provider to be awarded the National Preceptorship Interim Quality Mark by Health Education England
- This means newly registered nurses at Priory can expect the best support and guidance at the beginning of their careers
- The interim quality mark is the national gold standard and is important for boosting colleague confidence and developing skills
Priory, which operates the largest independent network of mental healthcare hospitals and clinics in the UK, has been recognised for delivering high quality training programmes to its newly qualified nurses.
Priory is the first independent mental health provider in the country to be awarded the National Preceptorship Interim Quality Mark by Health Education England for its Nursing Preceptorship Programme.
Preceptorships are the way in which newly registered professionals, including nurses, are welcomed into an organisation and supported to develop in their role. According to NHS England, a successful programme enables individuals to “build confidence as they transition from student to autonomous professional.”
The Quality Mark is the national gold standard and was created in October 2022 when NHS England introduced the new national Preceptorship framework for Nursing. The award means that new nurses at Priory can expect a high quality preceptorship, with specialist training and guidance in a supportive environment.
The accreditation process included the submission of evidence demonstrating that Priory met a minimum of 80% of the standards outlined in the framework.
Georgina Turner, Associate Director of Nursing and Quality at Priory, said: “At Priory, we understand that high quality preceptorships provide invaluable support to our newly qualified nurses. They improve skills, boost confidence and encourage best practice. We’re very proud of our preceptorship team, whose hard work and commitment made this achievement possible.”
About Priory and MEDIAN
Priory is the UK’s leading independent provider of mental health services. We treat more than 70 conditions including depression, anxiety, addictions, and eating disorders, as well as children’s mental health, across our nationwide network of sites. We also support autistic adults and adults with a learning disability, Prader-Willi Syndrome and brain injuries, as well as older people, within our specialist residential care and supported living facilities– helping as many people as possible to live their lives.
Priory is part of the MEDIAN Group, one of Europe’s leading providers of high-quality mental health and rehabilitation services. The MEDIAN Group comprises: 290 facilities with 5,000 beds caring for 28,000 people in the United Kingdom, 120 facilities with 20,000 beds caring for around 250,000 patients in Germany, and 15 facilities with 2,000 beds caring for 13,000 people in Spain, with more than 29,000 employees overall.