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Preceptorship for newly-qualified midwives: time for a change?

Davies, SE and Mason, J 2009, 'Preceptorship for newly-qualified midwives: time for a change?' , British Journal of Midwifery, 17 (12) , pp. 804-805.

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    According to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the purpose of preceptorship is to provide support and guidance enabling new registrants to make the transition from student to accountable practitioner. To facilitate this, the NMC recommends that new registrants should have protected learning time in their first year of qualified practice, as well as access to a preceptor with whom regular meetings are held (NMC, 2006). This article explores current evidence and practice relating to preceptorship for newly-qualified midwives (NQMs). In the light of recent policy guidance from the NMC and from the government. It further explores issues that may currently affect the widespread implementation of preceptorship programmes for NQMs, suggesting that it is now time for clear and unequivocal direction from the NMC.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RT Nursing
    Health and Wellbeing
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
    Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
    Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Midwifery
    Publisher: Mark Allen Publishing
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 0969-4900
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    Depositing User: Institutional Repository
    Date Deposited: 09 May 2011 11:41
    Last Modified: 26 Aug 2013 22:47

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