Published: 08/01/2004, Volume II4, No. 5886 Page 25

As a director of nursing, I was pleased to note the short piece on 'How to implement a preceptorship programme' (HSJ People, pages 34-35, 20 November). The more I read, the more uncanny it became, as the article almost exactly describes my trust's in-house programme.

And I am pleased to learn that St Mary's trust was applauded by the Commission for Health Improvement for this development.My concern is that CHI never enquired about nursing within my organisation. I was interviewed about spirituality and carers, and my deputy about patient advice and liaison services. Go figure!

Sharon Dennis Director of nursing and organisational development North East London Mental Health trust