Implementing structured preceptorship in an acute hospital

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Abstract

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.

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Andrea Morgan, Judy Mattison, Michael Stephens

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

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Suzanne Medows

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

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Correspondence to: preceptorship@nuth.nhs.uk

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