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).
If you are interested in becoming a mentor we would like to hear from you.
To register for the GP Mentor Support Scheme, please read the following criteria and description: