GP Mentor Support Scheme

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If you are an experienced, NCL GP, your Training Hub is looking to share that experience and local knowledge by developing your skills as a fellowship-programme mentor.

The fellowships are a national programme supported by Health Education England and NHS England, and delivered through Training Hubs and a dedicated NCL Programme Director.  Fellows are usually newly qualified and must take up GP clinical posts in NCL practices.  They are then offered portfolio roles in their borough or NCL with induction, peer support and mentoring.  The broad aim is to bring together strategies that aid recruitment and retention of these groups.  On an individual level, we want to support the transition of newly qualified GPs to confident, independent practitioners who feel connected to the area they work in. 

In practice, the fellows will have their GP roles and a two-year, funded fellowship role.  This will involve leadership and maybe some clinical work in PCNs, the local Federation or the wider system.  They also attend monthly workshops with the NCL Programme Director. And, they are entitled to six, one-hour sessions of personal mentoring.   

So, we are developing an NCL mentoring group of approximately four mentors per NCL borough.  There will be general introductory training for all, and fully funded and accredited training (ILM 5 level) for those who don’t already have this or an equivalent.  We aim to match mentors with mentees who work in the same borough.  The mentoring role will involve one-to-one sessions, and may include small group mentoring in breakout groups from the monthly workshops.  Mentoring will be provided over two sessions per month and be reimbursed at £289.00 per session (with payments paid via practices).

Key requirements for potential mentors:

  • You need the capacity to provide two sessions per month of mentorship
  • We are looking for experienced GPs 
  • You must be working at least 3 clinical sessions per week 
  • The offer is open to Salaried GPs and GP Principals
  • You must be working in a North Central London practice (that is within the five boroughs of: Camden, Islington, Harringay, Barnet and Enfield). 

NEXT STEPS:

If you are interested in becoming a mentor we would like to hear from you.  

Outline of mentor role: 

To register for the GP Mentor Support Scheme, please read the following criteria and description:

Essential criteria:

  • Hold full registration and a license to practice with a general medical council (GMC)
  • Meet the requirements for remaining on the NHS England GP Performers List and report to NHS England any concerns that may affect their status on the national medical performers list. 
  • Not be subject to interim suspension under Section 41.A of the Medical Act 1983.
  • Currently be working at least 3 clinical sessions per week and intending to conduct one additional session of mentoring per week.
  • Be currently working in one of the 5 boroughs of NCL. 

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in primary care education
  • Experience as a GP Trainer
  • Formal or informal mentoring experience
  • Experience as an appraiser.
  • Hold a current ILM 5 Qualification.
Contact Information
Carmel Sher
Expiry date: Dec 23rd, 2021