Health Education England

Mentoring and Mentoring Register


We have recently developed our Mentoring capacity and launched the Mentoring register in June 2016, with engagement with NHS Mentors and Workforce Partnerships. 

We provide CPD and Support Days for NHS Mentors on the east of England register. Please see below for more information on the upcoming sessions.

Date, venue and timings Workshops

Wednesday 29 November 

Novotel, Stansted Airport
Directions here
Effective Mentoring: Bringing Your Wisdom to Bear, Wisely

Mentoring schemes and practice are far older than coaching, and yet in recent times have been relatively neglected. On this one day workshop, we will take a specific look at the skills and practice of being an effective mentor.


  • What is the difference between coaching and mentoring? (and does it matter?)

  • How to set up an effective mentoring scheme

- Planning to succeed, what are our rules for winning?
- Mentoring networks and how to build them

  • What are the rhythms of the mentoring conversation

- Contracting for giving advice
- Skills development and practice

  • The role of supervision in mentoring

The workshop will be facilitated by Jeff Matthews of The Madison Group.




For more information, please contact Leanne at


Access the Mentoring Register

The NHS Mentors on the register work within the East of England and have developed their skills of listening and open questioning, developing rapport, providing guidance and support, have a constructive non-judgemental inclusive approach and are able to challenge appropriately, value others experience and are able to offer expertise and advice in the interests of supporting their mentee's.

There is a profile for each mentor, so that you can consider who you wish to contact. If you wish to apply for mentoring, please register and if successful you will receive a password to log in within 1 to 2 days and you can view the full profiles of the mentors and apply for mentoring directly to a registered mentor. 

Access the Mentoring Register

Once contact is made with a mentor, you will then have an initial conversation to discuss your position and reason for seeking mentoring. If you then proceed to establish a mentoring arrangement, you agree the time and venue for sessions and contract with your mentor. A mentor can offer three to four sessions, each usually lasting between one to two hours. Mentoring sessions should be approximately 6 to 12 weeks apart, this should be agreed as part of the contract negotiation. Initial mentor support will always be provided through a face to face meeting, though subsequent support may be offered either face to face, telephone, correspondence or via email conversations.


For more information

If you have any queries about Mentoring or wish to discuss finding a Mentor please contact Karen Bloomfield, Head of Leadership and Organisational Development at