Implementing structured preceptorship in an acute hospital

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid


The term preceptorship has been used in the NHS to describe newly registered practitioners' transition from novice to expert under the guidance of an experienced practitioner. This article describes the implementation of a preceptorship course in The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The course is based on the core dimensions of the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework and has received academic accreditation from Northumbria University.


Andrea Morgan, Judy Mattison, Michael Stephens


Preceptorship co-ordinator, sister and deputy nurse bank manager respectively, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne.


Suzanne Medows


Senior nurse, practice development, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne.


Correspondence to:


All articles are subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software.


Guidelines on writing for publication are available at For related articles visit the archive and search using the keywords above.

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles