General Practice Mentoring
General Practitioners (GPs) are the lynchpin of the NHS. The vast majority of patient interactions occur at the primary care interface with GPs bearing responsibility for providing care in an under resourced system. Being at the forefront of care provision can result in significant stresses for GPs with a significant impact on their personal and professional lives.
Through feedback from GP appraisers it has become apparent that many GPs could benefit from engaging with a mentor at various stages of their career with a view to helping them navigate a course through the challenges they are facing. The GP Mentoring scheme has been designed to offer such support.
To find out more click on the following links:
- The Northern Ireland GP Mentoring Scheme
- How to apply for Mentoring
- Meet the Mentors – Mentor Biographies
While the GP Mentoring programme is designed to help GPs, other resources are available for any doctor who feels they are in difficulty. To view these resources please click on the following link: Resources for doctors in difficulty.