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Mentor Area
Fundamentals, Mentoring Masterclass, top tips & other resources...

Mentorship is increasingly recognised as a bidirectional process benefiting both mentors & mentees.


Why Be A Mentor?

The GMC states, in "Duties of A Doctor" that:

"You should be willing to take on a mentoring role for more junior doctors and healthcare professionals"

However, Mentors can gain a lot from the process themselves. Some possible benefits include:

  • Satisfaction from seeing your Mentee develop
  • ​An opportunity to share your knowledge and experience
  • Developing your own communication, educational and leadership skills
  • Enhancing your own work performance
  • More self-awareness and insight
  • A different perspective on your own practice
  • Improved team moral and satisfaction in junior colleagues
  • Confirmation of the value of your own knowledge and experience
  • A new challenge

So what do you need to be a good Mentor?  We have created a person specification to give you an idea of the qualities need to be a Mentor that you can download here.  



Mentoring Masterclass


Mentoring Masterclass

We have successfully delivered training to over 100 doctors within the deanery. We have creating a 30 minute video to summarise the workshop:

  • What is Mentorship? - The basics of Mentoring
  • Skills & Qualities - What are the skills and qualities needed?
  • The Mentoring Relationship - What are the principles of the relationship?
  • Pitfalls & Dilemmas - What can go wrong and how to prevent it.
  • Models for Mentoring - Exploring different models for mentoring.
  • Moving Forwards - Setting up a scheme and putting it into practice.
Saturday, 8 December, 2018
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