Mentor update information

Welcome to all Nursing & Midwifery mentors and sign-off mentors. This website page offers information and guidance on all aspects of the role of the mentor in the education of our students.  Support contact details can be found at the end of this website page should you require any further information or guidance.


All mentors of nursing and midwifery students in clinical practice must be registered on the Mentors' Register which is maintained by your Trust, supporting Clinical Placement Facilitator and the School of Nursing & Midwifery. Your personal details are captured from your completed  Mentors' Register Application Form. If you change your name or place of work you must notify the Placement Office or Placement Quality Lead by email. You will receive an email to confirm the changes.

Nursing Mentor Update

Nursing mentors are now required to attend an update meeting in person every year to ensure they are familiar with changes and developments to the nursing programmes. Mentors' meetings are held at frequent intervals in many different venues. You can choose a scheduled date and contact the organisers to book your place. Please click here for Nursing Mentor Updates and pick a convenient date.  Please note it is essential that you book a place beforehand; a booking list will be kept for each session.  Mentors arriving to attend an update who have not booked a place cannot be allowed to attend the session due to room capacity / health and safety compliance.  Once an update session is fully booked this will be clearly indicated on the website.

Triennial Review for Mentors within Trust & Independent Sector Placement Providers

As part of the NMC 2008 Standards, triennial reviews for all mentors is every 3 years, to ensure mentors identified on the live mentor register have updated and meet the requirements to mentor pre-registration students.

To be maintained on the local mentor register the individual must have evidence of having:

  • Mentored at least two students, with due regard within the three year period.
  • Participated in annual updating – to include an opportunity to meet and explore assessment and supervision issues with other mentors.
  • Explore as a group activity the validity and reliability of judgements made when assessing practice in challenging circumstances
  • Mapped on-going development in their role against the current NMC mentor standards
  • Been deemed to have met all requirements needed to be maintained on the local register as a mentor or sign-off mentor.

Midwifery Sign-Off Mentor Update

All midwives are required to be sign-off mentors and therefore must attend a midwifery sign-off mentor update annually and should not be updating on-line or attending any other meetings Midwifery Sign-off Mentor Workshops to obtain a place on these workshops, please contact Dr Heather Ingram for more information.


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