27 February 2020

The Trust has been awarded the prestigious CapitalNurse Preceptorship Framework for London Quality Mark.

All organisations that seek to gain the CapitalNurse Quality Mark of assurance have to undergo a rigorous assessment programme. 

ELFT succeeded in meeting 91% of the criteria requirements.

On announcing the achievement the CapitalNurse lead  assessor said:  "this represents all the amazing work the ELFT workforce are doing."

CapitalNurse is jointly sponsored by Health Education England, NHS England and NHS Improvement.

It aims to ensure that nursing care across the city is of a consistently high standard, that nurses are supported throughout their career to make progress and to bring public awareness to the importance and value of nursing.

Lauren Preece, Practice Development Nurse for Tower Hamlets and Newham said: ‘This is such good news for everyone at ELFT – not just nursing staff, but all of our staff and service users alike.

“The Quality Mark is a recognition that ELFT is a trust that works hard to not just support our nurses, but to help them thrive as they go forward in their career.

“We have a thorough and rigorous programme of training and support in place for all our Adult and Mental Health Community Service Newly Registered Nurses across east London, Luton and Bedfordshire.

"This includes staff who have the new Dual Qualified Role (Mental Health Nurse and Adult Registration) as well as Nursing Associates.

“The awarding of the London Quality Mark is largely thanks to the amazing Education team and clinical workforce who have worked so hard to pioneer the Preceptorship Programme.”

Ruth Bradley, ELFT Director of Nursing for Integrated Care, said: "This is marvellous news. Quality training and support for the next generation of nursing professionals is something ELFT really cares about, and I'm pleased that CapitalNurse recognise this."

For more information about CapitalNurse London visit: https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/capitalnurse