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GP Peer Support

GP-S:  | Telephone: 0115 979 6917

GP-S is a new service operating across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire providing free and confidential mentoring and signposting to all qualified GPs within the 2 counties. All of our mentors are local GPs who have undertaken rigorous training and evaluation, and wish to provide support to their colleagues. Our website brings together a host of local and national resources, and our friendly team are available on to answer any queries.

Many people are unsure what mentoring involves… it is an opportunity to have protected time away from work and family commitments in which you can consider personal priorities and achieving your goals - facilitated by an experienced colleague. Mentoring can be useful for anyone considering making any changes or decisions, be that about home or work issues. It may be useful for any doctors who are facing difficult times, and equally helpful for those who wish to aspire to greatness…. Richard Branson is a well-known advocate of mentoring and cites it as helping him get to where he is now! Mentors will help by listening, supporting, questioning, motivating and also challenging your ideas. They will act as a non-judgmental, critical friend but will not tell you what to do!

GP-S was set up after concerns about the well-being of the local workforce were raised during discussions between local appraisers, staff at the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire LMCs and the RCGP Vale of Trent Faculty Board. We have been fortunate to have support and advice from many local individuals and would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who advised, commented and have helped with our plans. Many thanks are also due to Health Education East Midlands and the Area Team for providing funding for the initial set up and pilot.

If you have any questions, comments or advice, please do not hesitate to contact us via the office above, or feel free to email us directly on

This page was last updated on: 10 August 2015

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