Practice Development Team roles

What is Practice Development?

Practice development is the provision of learning and support which enables our staff to transform their practice, enhance the safety and experience of the patient and support the development of others. 

Who are the Practice Development team and who do we support?

The Corporate Practice Development Team (PDT) is made up of experienced nurses who continue their role in the support and development of Royal Surrey staff. This support includes, but is not limited to, the following groups of staff:

  • Registered nurses,
  • Health Care Assistants (HCA)
  • Midwifery Support Workers (MSW)
  • Overseas nurses
  • Student nurses.  

What do the Practice development team offer to colleagues at Royal Surrey?

  •  A three week Care Certificate Induction for all HCAs and MSWs joining the Trust.
  • The potential to have supported career progression utilising the apprenticeship pathways.
  • A yearlong Preceptorship programme for all Trust staff who are new to the NMC register, which has been mapped against the Health Education England essential standards for preceptorship, and which is designed to support the transition from student to staff nurse. 
  • Overseas trained nurses are supported through the adaptation process and entry onto the NMC register.  Overseas nurses can step onto the Trust ToC Preparation Programme once they have their NMC decision letter, IELTS and Part 1 (CBT) successfully completed.
  • Study days to support the development of extended nursing skills and continuing professional development.

The PDT facilitates learning in an innovative and interactive manner.   Examples of our teaching and learning strategies include:

  • Classroom lectures
  • Simulation training
  • Workshops
  • Action learning sets

For the past three years the PDT has been awarded the Skills for Health Quality Mark in recognition of the outstanding health care training we provide.