(Department of Health March 2010) defines preceptorship as;

A period of structured transition for the newly registered practitioner during which he or she will be supported by a preceptor, to develop their confidence as an autonomous professional, refine skills, values and behaviour and to continue on their journey of life-long learning.

Preceptorship is for:

  • Newly registered nurses
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Health Care Scientists
  • Professionals returning to work after a prolonged period out of the profession

Process:

  • Preceptorship for Non Medical Health Care Professionals Policy highlights the trust standard and process that must be followed.
  • Preceptorship Record must be used to document feedback, progress given, action plans and identified objectives to achieve.
  • Study days/sessions available for preceptees to attend (external applicants welcomed) click here
    • Introduction to Chemotherapy
    • Introduction to Radiotherapy
    • Introduction to Palliative Care and Oncological Emergencies
    • Clinical Skills Training

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