Funds have been made available by NHSe for the development of GP Mentorship services. For Calderdale, we have agreed to work in partnership with YORLMC to provide this valuable service to our GPs. Mentorship works by enabling mentors to adopt a primarily selfless role in supporting the learning, development, and ultimate success of the doctor. They will use their own experience to support doctors over a defined period, and focus clearly on the needs, goals and challenges of the doctors they are mentoring. Mentoring programmes focus general on four key elements – identifying goal and supporting progress, career development, counselling and sharing knowledge. Mentorship is not a management relationship and is entered in to voluntarily on both sides (mentor and doctor).
Further information and details on how to apply are available here