Staff education and learning

Education center reception team

Investing in the education of our staff

We provide education and learning for all our staff - healthcare professionals, support and administrative staff, and students. 

We support everyone to develop their skills and further their education. This ensures they are fit to practice in order to deliver safe, effective high quality care to our patients, and so they feel motivated and developed whilst on their career path.  We have a range of fully equipped educational facilities at each of our sites at King George and Queen’s hospitals.  This includes a simulation centre, seminar rooms, IT training rooms and library services. All of our facilities are accessible to wheelchair users, and induction loops are available.

Education, Training, Learning and Development is divided into five areas of responsibility:

Widening Participation

The Widening Participation Team are responsible for Apprenticeships and Non - Medical Work Experience Placements for school and college students. Apprenticeships are available to all staff. If you are interested please contact the team on extension 3859 or 2098.

Registered Workforce

The Registered Workforce team deals with student and trainee placements, HCA Care Certificates, Mentorship and preceptorship for newly qualified staff, and overseas and return to practice programmes.

Preceptorship programme

Preceptorship programme

The Preceptorship programme is aimed at all newly registered nurses, nursing associates, midwives, AHP’s and overseas trained practitioners. It is also designed for practitioners returning to practice and those with no post-registration experience in a hospital setting. Preceptorship is mandatory for all newly registered practitioners.

Our offer

Starting out as a newly registered practitioner is exciting but can also be daunting. Our goal at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Teaching Hospital (BHRUT) is to ensure all newly registered practitioners get the support they require during their first year. In order to make your transition as smooth as possible we have a dedicated preceptorship team.

Programme length

We deliver a 12-month preceptorship programme that is designed to meet your individual needs. We are currently in the process of finalising accreditation with Middlesex University for our modular workplace-based learning course; this will enable awarded academic credits to be used to support applications for PG/Masters level courses.

Support

You will be supported locally by an allocated preceptor from the moment you start with us and will have protected time away from your clinical area to develop both professionally and personally. Our aim is to support you to become a competent, confident practitioner that will want to make BHRUT your work place of choice for many years to come.  

Further information

Please send your queries via email to the preceptorship lead at bhrut.preceptorship@nhs.net.

Perceptorship Programme

Medical Education

The Medical Education team is responsible for all postgraduate and undergraduate medical training, the Work Experience Programme into Medicine. The Simulation Centre at King George Hospital is available for teaching of all healthcare professionals, supported by a specialist team, and provides a simulation training environment, focusing on human factors and patient safety training.

Skills Training

The Skills Training team develops and delivers training in all aspects of essential skills, clinical skills, resuscitation and care of the critically ill. 

Education business

The Education Business team is responsible for oversight of all educational activity and evidence collection, commissioning, and policy. They are also responsible for the Library Service, which is available to all staff working within our Trust including students on placement, and e-learning throughout our Trust.

Education Centre events and venue hire

If you are interested in hiring out our centre during the weekend or out of hours for an Education Celebration or Training Event, please contact charleen.elton@nhs.net.