Preceptorship Study Day

Saturday 9 March 9am - 4pm

Preceptorship study day has been designed for anyone who wishes to make an impact on their profession, for their patients and for themselves.

‘This 1 day programme is to advise the practitioners undertaking a Preceptorship role and their clinical supervisors. It may support outcomes 1-9, 11 and 14 of CPD Now’ (COR CPD Endorsement)

This study day is aimed at newly qualified Diagnostic Radiographers, Radiotherapists and students who wish to have a greater understanding of their profession, the role it plays in working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and the importance of good communication with patients and staff. Speakers have been drawn from a variety of health professions to ensure an interesting and informative day.

It is anticipated that the study day will explore the following topics:

Human Factors - Reducing Errors in patient Care - Mr Jon Stewart – Consultant Surgeon and Lead of the Hollier Simulation Centre, Heart of England NHS foundation Trust

This session explores the concept of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and the importance of good communication between teams to improve patient care. It explores what happened when patient care has been compromised due to communication breakdown and the use of SBAR in the Radiography/Radiotherapy setting. This will encourage delegates to differentiate between the types of communication and the importance of effective communication.

CPD/ HPC audit - Sean Kelly (SOR)

What you need to know – this session will inform radiographers of their requirement under the HCPC to remain updated and the importance of this in their professional knowledge and career progression and thus apply this to their own career pathway.

Expectations of the Supervisors Role - Hilary Baggs, Lecturer, Birmingham City University

As newly qualified radiographers they may be expected to supervise others. This session gives guidance of how to move into that new role the challenges this brings and how to overcome them. It will encourage delegates to identify their role in their department regarding the supervision of others.

Preceptorships - The Clinical Departments Perspective - Bala Katyal, Heart of England NHS foundation Trust

A large radiology department will give delegates an insight into how they support and manage the preceptorship process. Guidance will be given to the importance of the preceptorship process

Getting the most out of your IPR - Graham Kelly, Birmingham City University and Katherine Jakeman, Arden Cancer Group, University Hospital Coventry and Warwick

This session will encourage delegates to apply themselves to maximum effect when engaging in the their own IPR process. Radiographers and radiotherapy delegates will be separated to have talks from successful professionals within their field of practice. The outcome being to encourage delegates to use the process in a positive way for their own career advancement.

The Paramedics Insight to Communication and Team – Tony Spence, Paramedic Programme Director

Paramedics will discuss the importance of good communication in their role of assessing the incidences they have to attend, the skills they use in situations, the importance of team working and good communication in patient hand over.

Working as part of a Team - Speech and Language Therapy – Gill Rose, Senior Lecturer Speech and Language Therapy

Both radiotherapists and radiographers may have the opportunity to work with Speech and Language Therapists in the examination and care of patients. This lecture will identify the importance of team working and distinguish their role in the process of collaborative working

The Patient Journey - Mark Davies, author of ‘Saving my Arse’

This session explores the patient journey through the eyes of the patient. How they were treated, how they felt throughout their journey. Encouraging delegates to reflect on their own patient care and identify areas where care can be improved either within themselves of their place of work.

8:45 - 9:30 Coffee and Registration
9:30 - 9:45 Welcome and Introduction- Steve Wordsworth, Head of School Nursing and Midwifery & Helen White - Head of Department Radiography and Radiotherapy
9:45 - 10:30 Human Factors – Reducing Error in Patient Care
10:30 - 11:00 CPD/ HPC audit –What you need to Know?
11:00 - 11:30 TEA & COFFEE
11:30 - 12:00 Expectations of the Supervisors Role
12:00 - 12:30 Preceptorship – The Trust Experience
12:30 - 13:00 Getting The Most out your IPR – The Practitioners Story (split session) Q and A session
13:00 - 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 - 14:30 Patient Care at the Point of Contact – Insight into the Paramedics role
14:30 - 15:00 The Role of the Speech and Language Therapist in the Radiotherapy and Radiography setting
15:00 - 15:30 Patient Journey – The patient’s Perspective
15:30 Closing Remarks


£35 before 31st December

£45 after this date


For more information please contact Claire Caine or Paula Howard on 0121 331 7141 or email

Directions to City South Campus

Car Parking

As you travel down Westbourne Rd take the right turn after you have passed the main campus building. Follow the driveway until you have reached the student car park. There will be a charge of £2 for parking.

Directions from the car park to Seacole Building

Follow the drive way back down and turn left to enter the main campus building via the main entrance on Westbourne Road.