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External Links & Resources

This is a list of links and resources related to coaching and mentoring.  They are not owned or endorsed by NHSE EOE.  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.  They have folder of mentoring resources including distance mentoring, effective relationships, good mentorship, mentoring contracts, the OSCAR model, questions and skilful interventions which can be downloaded 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.

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.

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. 

The Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management web advocates mentoring as part of career development and offers webinars to help you make the most of your mentoring experience.  

The General Medical Council (GMC) refers to mentoring in "Good Medical Practice".

The Peninsula Deanery have their own mentoring scheme and have a number of resources for both mentees and mentors.

The Royal College of General Practitioners offer a mentoring scheme for members.

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

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health run mentoring courses and have mentoring standards written.

The Royal College of Physicians run mentoring workshops. They share 10 tips for successful mentoring here and talk about the power of mentoring here.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists have lots of resources and run several mentoring schemes.

The Royal College of Radiologists run a mentoring scheme for consultants and a RadReach scheme.

The Royal College of Surgeons website includes mentoring resources and tips. 


• 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 (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 (Open Access)

 Dutta, R., Hawkes, S., Iversen, A. & Howard, L. (2010). Women in academic psychiatry. The Psychiatrist, 34, 313-317. Available at (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

• E-learning for health Medical Mentoring Modules 

• Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Mentoring e-learning module - £48

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 

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

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 Facebook network for NHS employees (unofficial) 

• The Sick Doctors Trust offers support to doctors struggling with addiction.

• The Medical Defence Union and the Medical Protection Society assist their members with medico-legal advice.

• Relate provides relationship support and can help clients to work through relationship difficulties

• Money Helper is a government initiative to offer free impartial financial advice

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

Crisis Resources

The Samaritans available 24/7 (116 123)

SANEline - Emotional support and information from 6-11pm (0300 304 7000)

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

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

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