Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has developed an e-learning programme to enable junior doctors to complete training to be a mentor without needing to travel to a teaching session.
HEE is committed to improving junior doctors’ working lives and effective mentoring plays a significant part in the development of a trainee.
This course will help junior doctors to develop skills as a mentor, increase awareness of the role and responsibilities they have as a mentor and highlight how the role of a mentor might personally benefit their own development.
After completing and fully participating in this programme learners will be better equipped to:
· explain the mentor/mentee relationship and the roles and responsibilities involved
· identify a clear set of guidelines and principles for a successful mentoring relationship
· understand and use specific tools to help provide effective support for the mentee
· give constructive feedback and facilitate a process of feedback generation by the mentee
· feel confident enough to provide high quality mentoring support.
Mentoring is a learning support mechanism where an experienced person provides guidance, knowledge and advice to someone who is in development or has less experience about a specific topic or function.
The role of a mentor is very important and whether the relationship is formal or informal, the fact is that a good mentor can be instrumental in the development of not only a mentee’s skills and knowledge, but also their behaviour, attitude and professional outlook.
For more information about the e-learning programme and for details of how to access the programme visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/medical-mentoring/.