NCL has been offering mentorship to GPs in their first 5 years since 2021, and is now offering it to ALL GPs, whether in their early, mid or late careers.
This is part of a National Mentoring Scheme that was started in 2021.
Funding is provided by NHS England and Improvement and the training is delivered by integrated care systems (ICS).
The mentoring scheme is an opportunity for experienced GPs to form connections with colleagues, to the benefit of both. It is intended to improve job satisfaction and retention in general practice for both mentees and mentors.
Regular NCL locum GPs are eligible for mentoring too, so long as they also work at least three sessions in NCL per week.
Mentors are paid a sessional rate for their work and their selection is based on experience and personal attributes. Many already hold teaching, training and/or coaching qualifications, and all undergo further coaching and mentoring training. Learning and development continues throughout, with bi-monthly workshops for mentors run by NCL Mentor Leads, Dr Kate Jolowicz and Dr Sally Jowett. Within NCL, about 40 mentors have so far been recruited.
Mentors and mentees meet for approximately one hour each month for between 12 and 24 months. The content of the hour is decided by the mentee. The sessions are free for mentees and take place in their own time.
Mentees can be allocated a mentor at any time (depending on availability). If you would like a mentor, please apply here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HQF969N.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, or if you have any questions about the mentoring scheme, please contact the Project Manager, Emily Yuki, or message the Fellowships team at email@example.com.
Emily Yuki firstname.lastname@example.org
NCL Mentor Lead: Camden, Islington and Haringey
Kate Jolowicz email@example.com
NCL Mentor Lead: Enfield and Barnet
Sally Jowett firstname.lastname@example.org