Band 5 Role Transition Programme


Preceptorship for all Newly Qualified Registrants, Overseas Nurses and Return to Practice Registrants.

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust believes in Best Care for Everyone, and that the delivery of ‘best care’ relies on the skills, ability and motivation of our staff.  The Preceptorship Programme has been developed in line with national guidelines and a continual evaluation process to support the Newly Qualified Registrant to develop confidence as an independent, autonomous and innovative professional.  The programme content is designed to further knowledge, skills, values and behaviours that will influence patient experience and outcomes.

The Preceptorship Programme aims to provide knowledge, support and learning from reflection and discussion in dedicated time facilitated by experienced professionals from within Trust.  The programme content includes:

  • Acute Care Skills: Including recognition and management of the acutely unwell patient
  • Intravenous Drug Therapy
  • Medicines Management
  • Palliative and End of Life Care
  • Specialist Nurse Session:  Including Pain Management, Tissue Viability and Diabetes Management
  • Safe Practice and Quality Improvement Tools
  • Emotional Resilience
  • Decision Making
  • Workshops inviting  guest speakers to ensure integration between the programme and activities which support person centred care

At Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust we know that our staff make the difference to our patients. To attract and retain extraordinary people our education and development service, wards and departments invest in a structured and supportive person centred preceptorship programme which will help a new registrant develop and become the best practitioner they can be.

Course Contacts and Bookings

Programme Lead Rachel Edwards, Lecturer Practitioner. Ext. 5634

Programme Lead Wendy Collins, Lecturer Practitioner. Ext. 5634

Professional Education for Enquiries. Ext 5634

Training Systems for Course Bookings. Ext 6083 

Cohort Intakes: March and September Each Year.   

Should your employment commence outside of these months the Lecturer Practitioner aligned to your clinical setting will be able to support you and your Preceptor with identifying your developmental needs and starting your preceptorship journey.  Please see the Lecturer Practitioner Page on Intranet Webpages.   

Study Materials

A Preceptorship Handbook will be given to you on commencement of employment.  Please see your e-learning tree for mandatory and supportive educational development opportunities.