Surrey Training Hub logo

Coaching and Mentoring

Find out more Contact Us

Coaching (Multi-professional)

Coaching aims to produce optimal performance and improvement at work.  Coaching is a form of development in which an experienced person, called a coach, supports a learner or client in achieving a specific personal or professional goal by providing facilitation and guidance. It is a process that aims to improve performance and focuses on the 'here and now' rather than on the distant past or future.

Coaching is considered a non-directive form of development and can have both organisational and individual goals, but the emphasis is on performance in the workplace.

Multi-professional Coaching Is Now Available For All

  • Would you like to train as a Coach? 
  • Would you like to help fellow professionals grow and develop?
  • Would you like to work with them through career and other tough challenges they face?
  • Would you like to bring new dimensions of focus and accountability to consultations and appraisals?

All coaches and mentors receive a fee for each completed session plus supervision and updates.  

Are You Looking For Some Coaching?

You can access the services of a choice of coaches and mentors and be supported in confidence, fully funded by your local training hub for up to 4 sessions.

Coaching and mentoring can help you to:

  • Increase your motivation
  • Improve your work-life balance
  • Manage transitions positively
  • Enhance your leadership skills

Contact Us to find out more about training opportunities.

Mentoring (GP Scheme)

This is a nationally funded scheme by NHSE and supports the provision of GP mentoring. It provides the opportunity for experienced GPs to develop mentoring skills and an opportunity to work in a different way. It also enables less experienced GPs to be supported through access to high quality mentoring.

What Is Mentoring?

Mentoring is a learning relationship, generally focused on long term career development. The primary purpose is to drive personal growth, building skills, knowledge and understanding. Mentoring in the workplace tends to describe a relationship in which a more experienced colleague shares their greater knowledge to support the development of an inexperienced member of staff.

Mentors may use coaching skills in their conversations, but usually the mentor role is wider than that of a coach and may include opening doors, making connections and sharing experiences.

Who Is It For?

To become a mentor the GP is required to be doing a minimum of 3 clinical sessions a week (4 hours 10 mins each) and are looking to conduct an extra weekly session of mentoring. GPs with experience in leadership roles, medical education or are currently a partner are particularly encouraged to participate. GPs who are looking to give back but not ready to retire yet.

What Do Mentor Participants Receive?

Participants are able to access two aspects of this scheme:

  1. Mentorship training which results in an industry recognised qualification
  2. A financial payment of £289 per session for delivery of mentorship

What Do Mentee Participants Receive?

Up to 6 sessions of mentoring can be received to support GPs in some of the following situations, this list is not exhaustive:

  • Support for newly qualified GPs on the Fellowship scheme
  • Help for mid-career GPs making career choices including deciding to take on a partnership role
  • GPs on the National GP Retention Scheme who are transitioning to a regular GP role outside of the scheme
  • Supporting locums into salaried roles
  • Supporting GPs thinking of returning to the profession

The Training Hub’s Role

Surrey Training Hub run the GP Mentor Scheme on behalf of Surrey Heartlands ICB. All applications from mentors and mentees go through the training hub and our GP Tutor makes the appropriate matches. We also commission mentorship training, please get in touch if you are interested in attending a recognised course.

If you are not a GP but looking for 1:1 support then click here to take you to the coaching page.

Terms For GPs wishing to become a Mentor:

All GPs engaged with the scheme should:

  • Hold full registration and a licence to practise with the General Medical Council (GMC)•Meet the requirements for remaining on the NHS England GP Performers List and report to NHS England any concerns that might affect their status on the National Medical Performers List
  • Not be subject to interim suspension under section 41A of the Medical Act 1983
  • Currently be working at least three clinical sessions per week and intending to conduct one additional session of mentoring per week

Subscribe to our Newsletter

© Copyright 2024 Surrey Training HubWeb Design By Toolkit Websites