The Christie is committed to providing health care professionals with effective preceptorship. This is to ensure they receive the appropriate support to develop their confidence and competence during the early months as new registrants.

(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
  • International Recruits
  • Registered Nursing Associates
  • Professionals returning to work after a prolonged period out of the profession

If you are interested in a preceptorship at The Christie, listen to our podcast series below. This focuses on real-life stories from preceptees at The Christie, their experiences and their advice to other potential preceptees.


  • 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)¬†
    • Introduction to Chemotherapy
    • Introduction to Radiotherapy
    • Introduction to Supportive Care/Palliative Care
    • Clinical Skills Training
    • Compassionate Communication and Psychological Support for Preceptees Training

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Last updated: March 2024