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RDaSH Multiprofessional Preceptorship Programme

What is preceptorship?

‘It’s a period of structured transition for newly registered /new to role/new to area practitioners or practitioners within the organisation requiring a period of support’. (Department of Health 2010)

Who is the Multiprofessional Preceptorship Programme for?

It’s for all registered practitioners governed by a regulatory body who are entering the organisation.

When you start your employment, your line manager, preceptee or preceptor will complete the preceptee information.

Staff at a career fairPreceptorship Standards

We have a structured preceptorship programme and policy supported by our senior leadership team, along with an organisational wide lead for preceptorship.

Systems are in place to identify all staff requiring preceptorship and monitor and track newly registered practitioners from their appointment through completion of the preceptorship period.

A range of relevant skills training and assessments are available to meet the needs of preceptees which includes action learning sets.

Our preceptorship programme is clearly linked to the 6 Cs and includes the following elements:

1. Accountability
2. Career development
3. Communication
4. Dealing with conflict/managing difficult conversations
5. Delivering safe care
6. Emotional intelligence
7. Leadership
8. Quality improvement
9. Resilience
10. Reflection
11. Safe staffing /raising concerns
12. Team working
13. Medicines management (where relevant).

Learning and developmenttwo women training

We offer a whole host of exciting training and education opportunities. The development of our workforce is paramount to ensuring all of our staff have the required skills and knowledge to support the organisation.

Our Learning and Development Team provide access to a wide range of development
opportunities to reflect the needs of the Trust, including clinical and professional development, leadership and management, and vocational qualifications.

The Team are responsible for the following areas:

  • Specialist skills and post registration (SSPRD) opportunities, formerly known as CPD, LBR, and PBE
  • Bespoke funding opportunities for personal development
  • Mandatory and statutory training
  • Pre-registration student placements (including mentorship and preceptorship programmes)
  • Training needs analysis (TNA) live document
  • Trust induction programmes
  • Clinical skills programme
  • Leadership and management programme
  • Support staff development opportunities
  • Trust-wide compliance reporting.

Want to know more about our preceptorship or learning and development opportunities?

Please contact Sue Sparks, Head of Education on email

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