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    GP, Physician Associates and Clinical Pharmacist FREE Mentorship

    Are you new into General Practice or currently in training?

    • Would you like to be supported in managing your transition from training into your new role?
    • Do you need help with making decisions about your personal development?

    Or

    • Are you at risk of burn-out?
    • Are you thinking of leaving General Practice?
    • Perhaps you need support with improving a process within your practice?

    If so, the Black Country and West Birmingham Training Hub can offer you access to our nationally recognised mentoring scheme, which has been offering support and career guidance to colleagues since 2018.

    Open to the following colleagues working within the Black Country and West Birmingham STP

    • GP Trainees
    • All qualified GP's including Locums
    • Physician Associates
    • Clinical Pharmacists

    What's available?

    You can access FREE one to one mentoring support, initially for three sessions. Each session will be two hours and delivered face-to-face or remotely as appropriate. Areas of support will depend on your needs, examples include:

    • Career planning and transition into General Practice
    • Personal development
    • Partnership issues and disputes
    • Revalidation queries
    • Clinical areas for improvement
    • GMC issues
    • Burnout
    • Quality and safety issues and concerns
    • CQC matters
    • Health and well-being concerns
    • Business skills

    Why are we providing this?

    There is good evidence that peer support and mentoring is an effective way of colleagues of all professions to manage a range of issues - this ultimately contributes to achieving a smoother transition into General Practice, feeling more supported, confident and able to make decisions about your career and managing your working life. The mentorship programme is there to ultimately to support you to get the best of your career in primary care and enjoy working, staying and developing your career in the Black Country and West Birmingham.

    Who is providing the mentorship?

    There are a number of qualified and experienced GPs ready to support you with confidential guidance, advice and practical ideas in line with your needs.

    Read more about the mentors here

    Mentees experience

    'Mentoring was initially recommended to help develop my leadership and management skills as my career was progressing and becoming salaried partner for a large organization. At this early stage of my GP career it was great to be able to discuss my career aims and how best to achieve these in the most realistic timescale.'

    'I felt I needed support while I started my career after qualification. I had three face to face sessions with my mentor where I had guidance and support. I felt a regular mentor is needed for anyone who is newly qualified.'

    'I found my mentor extremely supportive at a challenging time. We were able to discuss clinical work, managing workload, as well as expectations and negotiations between an employer and employee. This is a fantastic source of support for any GP, Physician Association and Clinical Pharmacist.'

    How do I book a session?

    If you are interested in booking a session, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone the team on 01902 444053

    Confidentiality

    Please note that the questionnaire and all matters discussed in the session(s) are confidential to you and the GP mentor and will not be disclosed to anyone else. The mentor will collect the themes of issues discussed, along with anonymised results from the questionnaire as part of reporting requirements to NHS England.

    Please click here to access our Mentoring Brochure, or see below:

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