The Christie is committed to providing health care professionals with effective preceptorship 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
  • Health Care Scientists
  • Professionals returning to work after a prolonged period out of the profession


  • 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

Contact details:

Patricia Kelly, Clinical Skills Training Manager
Tel: 0161 446 8237