External Links & Resources

This is a list of links and resources related to coaching and mentoring.  They are not owned or endorsed by HEEoE.  The final section includes a list of external sources of support that may be useful if you are facing a particular problem or looking for immediate support including in a time of crisis.  Mentors may signpost their Mentees to these resources but they should also consider whether they need to seek help themselves in managing the situation

If you are looking for a particular type of resource, use the quick links below:

Professional Bodies / Publications / Books / E-learning /

General Support / Crisis Resources

Royal Colleges & Other Professional Bodies

The Academy of Medical Sciences runs a scheme for postdoctoral clinicians which is described in more detail here.  They have also produce a number of mentoring resources in cluding a mentor handbook, mentoring videos, mentoring masterclasses and bitesize documents on distance mentoring, effective relationships, good mentorship, mentoring contracts, the OSCAR model, questions and skilful interventions which can be found here.

The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland have information about mentoring in general, their own scheme and the mentoring courses they run available here.

The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV run a  national mentoring scheme for trainees within 6 months of CCT and consultants and have useful documents including a suggested checklist for a first meeting, a confidentiality policy and an ethical code of practice for mentoring available here.

The British Medical Association mentoring pages highlight the benefits of mentoring for both mentees and mentors, and provide information about how you can get involved.  They can be accessed here.

The Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management web advocates mentoring as part of career development.  It also offers webinars to help you make the most of your mentoring experiences.  Details of their mentoring programme and the resources they offer are available here.

The General Medical Council (GMC) refers to mentoring in "Duties of A Doctor".  You can find these statements here.

The HEEoE Leadership Academy facilitates access to coaching resources and CPD for mentors in leadership roles (not just doctors) across HEEoE.  Their webpages can be accessed via this link.

The Peninsula Deanery have their own mentoring scheme and have a number of resources for both mentees and mentors available on line here

The Royal College of General Practitioners mentoring pages can be found here (login required)

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have general information about mentoring and information about their own Academic mentoring scheme available here.

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists run a one day Mentoring Masterclass for senior educators, but do not currently run a national mentoring scheme.  Information about the Mentoring Masterclasses can be found here.

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health do not run their own scheme but endorse other schemes but they do endorse other schemes and have standards for mentoring schemes which can be found here.  You can also find information about the mentoring courses they run and their Mentoring Champions Network on these pages.

The Royal College of Pathologists runs a national mentoring scheme with a focus on Continuous Quality Improvement.  For more information click here.

The Royal College of Physicians runs its own national mentoring scheme.  Information about joining this scheme as a mentee can be found here and information about joining this scheme as a mentor can be found here.  They also share 10 tips for successful mentoring here

The Royal College of Psychiatrists does not run a central mentoring scheme but does organise mentoring courses.  They also have a guide to mentoring and a guide to setting up a mentoring scheme.  This information can be found here.

The Royal College of Radiologists run a mentoring scheme for new consultants.  You can find information about this here.

The Royal College of Surgeons webpages on mentoring can be found here.  They have also produced "Mentoring - A Guide to Good Practice" which is a comprehensive guide for mentees, mentors and scheme organisers.  It can be downloaded here.


• Mentoring: Theory and Practice.  Judy McKimm, Carol Jollie and Mark Hatter.  2003, revised 2007.  Link here

• Clinical Teaching Made Easy: Mentoring.  Rebecca Viney and Judy McKimm.  British Journal of Hospital Medicine.  Feb 2010, Vol 71, No 2.  Pages 106-109.  Link here

• Coaching and mentoring.  Naureen Bhatti and Rebecca Viney.  BMJ Careers,  Jul 2010.  Link here

Iversen, A., Eady, N. & Wessely, S. (2014). The role of mentoring in academic career progression: A cross-sectional survey of the Academy of Medical Sciences mentoring scheme. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 107(8), 308-317. Available at http://jrs.sagepub.com/content/107/8/308.full.pdf+html (Open Access)

Dutta, R., Hawkes, S., Kuipers, E., Guest, D., Fear, N. & Iversen, A. (2011). One year outcomes of a mentoring scheme for female academics: a pilot study at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. BMC Medical Education, 11(13). Available at http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6920/11/13/ (Open Access)

 Dutta, R., Hawkes, S., Iversen, A. & Howard, L. (2010). Women in academic psychiatry. The Psychiatrist, 34, 313-317. Available at http://pb.rcpsych.org/content/pbrcpsych/34/8/313.full.pdf (Open Access).This editorial discusses mentoring in the broader context of women in academic psychiatry, and may also be of interest:

• Using Mentoring to Improve the Foundation Placement in Psychiatry: Review of Literature and a Practical Example.  Yasir Hameed et al.  British Journal of Medical Practitioners. 2016, Vol 9(4), a932.  Link here

• Mentoring for NHS Doctors: perceived benefits across the personal-professional interface. A Steven, J Oxley and WG Fleming. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.  2008, Vol 101(11), pages 552-7.  Link here

• Mentoring for Anaesthetists. Royal College of Anaesthetists Bulletin.  G French.  May 2014.  Issue 85, page 44-48.  Link here

• Peer Mentoring: evaluation fo a novel programme in paediatrics.  Sarah Eisen et al.  Archives of Disease in Childhood. 2014. Vol 99, pages 142-146.  Link here



  • Everyone Needs a Mentor 5th Edition. Clutterbuck, D. (2014). London: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
  • Further Techniques for Coaching and Mentoring. Megginson, D. & Clutterbuck, D. (2009). Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann.
  • Techniques for Coaching and Mentoring. Megginson, D. & Clutterbuck, D. (2012). London: Routledge.
  • The Good Mentoring Toolkit for Healthcare.  Helen Bayley, Ruth Chambers and Caroline Donovan.  CRC Press
  • The Mentoring Pocketbook.  Geof Aldred and Bob Garvey.  Management Pocketbooks.


E Learning Modules

• BMJ Learning module - Mentoring: How it can help you.  Link here

• E-lfh Medical Mentoring Modules - developed by HEE South these focus on an introduction to mentoring and are accessible here.

• Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology RCOG StratOG has a mentoring e-learning module which is free to members of £24 for non-members available here


General Support

• The BMA has a comprehensive list of sources of support available to doctors, covering addiction, bereavement, counselling, disabilities, equal opportunities, finances, legal issues, mental health, relationships, work and wellbeing available here

• Mood boosting books - A list of books (fiction and non-fiction) chosen because they are uplifting.  Click here

• Tips for everyday living from Mind (not just for those with mental health problems) on topics including food and drink, sleep, mindfulness, relaxation, stress and wellbeing are available here

• Tea & Empathy - An informal peer support network for NHS employees (unofficial) which is accessible via facebook here

• The Sick Doctors Trust offers support to doctors struggling with addiction.  There website can be found here

• The Medical Defence Union (website here) and the Medical Protection Society (website here) can assist their members with medico-legal advice

• Relate provides relationship support and can help clients to work theough relationship difficulties.  There website can be found here.

• The Money Advice Service was set up by the Government to offer free impartial financial advice.  You can find more information here.

• The Royal Medical Benevolent Fund aims to support doctors in financial difficulty with advice and in some cases loans and grants.  Click here for more details.

Crisis Resources

The Samaritans (available 24/7) www.samaritans.org.  Telephone 116 123

SANEline - Emotional support and information from 6pm-11pm.  Telephone 0300 304 7000

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) - Telephone contact and web chat service available 5pm-midnight for men at risk of suicide www.thecalmzone.net.  Telephone 0800 585858

​• MIND - For help with a variety of mental health resources including advice in how to access urgent help.  www.mind.org.uk