Skip to page content

By theme / initiative

Preceptorship and Flying Start NHS

NES, in collaboration with all stakeholders, commenced work on the development of a Scottish Preceptorship Framework in March 2020. The aim is to develop a consistent approach to preceptorship for newly qualified nurses, midwives, specialist community public health nurses and other new registrants that will be underpinned by the NMC Principles for Preceptorship and include Flying Start.

This work was paused due to COVID-19 pandemic but will re-commence September 2020, in partnership with key stakeholders.


Flying Start Banner

Flying Start NHS®

Flying Start NHS is the national development programme for all newly qualified nurses, midwives and allied health professionals, to be undertaken in the first year of practice. It’s designed to help support the transition from pre-registered student to qualified, confident and capable health professional. The programme supports learning and development for all newly qualified practitioners working in all sectors and settings across Scotland.

Flying Start aims to:

  • develop confidence
  • increase skills 
  • increase leadership ability 
  • support exploration of values and behaviours
  • help make a positive start to career and professional development

All undertaken with the help of a local facilitator and supporting eductaion structure.

More information, or to register for the programme, please follow the link below.

Flying Start TURAS