Suffolk and North East Essex

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In partnership with Suffolk and North East Essex Training Hub, GP-S will launch to the following roles from 1st December 2022:

  • GPs (including locums and trainees)
  • GP New to Practice Fellows
  • GPs working in out of hours
  • Nurses
  • Paramedics
  • Advanced Paramedic Practitioners
  • Advanced Pharmacists Practitioners
  • HCAs
  • Physician Associates
  • Nursing Associates
  • Practice Managers
  • PCN Managers
  • Occupational Therapists (including advanced roles)
  • Physiotherapists (including advanced roles)
  • Paramedics (including advanced roles)
  • Pharmacists (including advanced roles)
  • Dieticians (including advanced roles)
  • First contact practitioner

To register your interest in accessing support, please get in touch either through email directly or by calling 0115 979 6917 during normal office hours.

What is the offer?

The roles listed above can access up to one hour of mentoring per month for up to 24 months with a trained Primary Care peer mentor. The service support offer is suitable for anyone who feels they are stuck on a particular problem or opportunity either within their personal or professional lives as well as individuals who would like to build their personal or professional lives. We are able to work with you to empower you to create and work towards goals that feel right for you.

Our mentors don’t give advice but work with you through recognised coaching and mentoring models to achieve this. All our mentors are GPs so understand the role and sessions are predominantly virtual meaning you don’t have to take time out of your day to travel to and from a venue making it easy to fit around other commitments.

The service is self-directed and is suitable for those who are willing to engage and have time to do so.

How it works and how to access

An outline of how we work to support you locally:

  • You make contact with GP-S by contacting the team either via email directly, by calling 0115 979 6917 during normal office hours or completing our online contact form here. Once the service launches you will be asked to complete a quick online expression of interest form.
  • You will receive a reply from GP-S within three working days and be linked with a mentor lead.
  • The mentor lead will be in touch within two working days and complete an initial assessment over the phone and link you with an appropriate mentor.
  • The confirmed mentor will then be formally linked with you and will make contact to introduce themselves, start planning an initial session and send over contracting information within two weeks.
  • Mentors will then work with you for up to 24 months to provide up to one hour of mentoring per month. You may be asked to provide feedback via an online form, emailed to you directly, at certain stages. You can choose to end sessions at a point that suits you, most of our clients choose to take around 6-8 hours of mentoring, unless they are a GP fellow.
  • At the end of the support you will be notified by your mentor that sessions are closing and will be asked to complete a final feedback form.

Disclaimer and Criteria for accessing

Please note: GP-S is a non-emergency service providing peer to peer mentoring and coaching using predominantly the Egan model. This is a mentoring and coaching service for clients who would like support with personal or professional development including being stuck on moving forward with problems or opportunities. It is not suitable for individuals suffering with poor mental health or needing practical hands-on support.

If you feel you need immediate support please call 999 or 111 or get in touch with NHS Practitioner Health who can support with mental health concerns.

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