HCPC consults on preceptorship

The Health and Care Professions Council is seeking comment on a set of proposed guiding principles

Published: 01 November 2022 Career & Role Development

After a pre-consultation engagement period with a wide range of stakeholders, including representation from across the UK and all professions it regulates, the HCPC has worked with Health Education England to develop a set of proposed preceptorship principles

“High quality preceptorship programmes support health and care professionals to develop and maintain confident, safe and effective practice throughout their careers,” says the HCPC. 

“The guiding principles aim to promote excellence and standardisation in the quality of preceptorship programmes available and form a key part of our corporate strategy to promote high-quality professional practice.

“We want the proposed principles to provide the best support they can for registrants, employers and the wider health and care sector. We will therefore review all responses to our consultation carefully and consider how we might reflect feedback in the final principles to ensure this work reflects the needs of our diverse stakeholders and registrant groups.”

"The HCPC have been working with the various AHP professional bodies, including the SoR on the development of some guiding principles for preceptorship across all HCPC registered professions. The HCPC have now produced a set of initial draft proposals, which are available for formal consultation.  We would encourage our members to take part in the formal consultation on this topic," said Kathryn Williamson, the SoR's professional officer, education and accreditation.

Those wishing to contribute to the consultation should click here

During the consultation the HCPC are running two webinar events, on 23rd November and 1st December