Coaching & Mentoring
Coaching and Mentoring
The Training Hub is supporting the development of a coaching and mentoring pool for General Practice. If you feel you would benefit from coaching or mentoring support, we can signpost you to trained coaches and mentors.
If you work in primary care and are looking for a development opportunity to become a coach or mentor, the Training Hub can support you to find the appropriate training and subsequently match you with a coachee or mentee.
What is Coaching & Mentoring?
While the words coaching and mentoring are used interchangeably, it is helpful to give them a definition to ensure clarity in terms of what is being offered.
What is Coaching?
While there are many different definitions of coaching, we have adapted those used by the SW Leadership Academy which is:
Coaching: a series of purposeful conversations that unlocks a person’s potential to help maximise their own performance. It helps individuals learn and grow through a collaborative, solution focussed, result-orientated process.
What is Mentoring?
Mentoring: a developmental relationship in which one person (the Mentor) usually someone more knowledgeable, provides support and guidance to help another (the Mentee) to grow in their role and increase their potential capability.
Looking after you too – Primary Care Coaching Support
During the Covid-19 pandemic, a national primary care coaching offer was launched via Our NHS People – Looking after you too. This offer is open to all staff working in the delivery of NHS services, and enables you to book coaching sessions virtually.
For further information or to register your interest please email