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BHLMC New Normal Paper: Looking forward to the Future


Now that the initial peak in COVID-19 has settled, general practice is left operating in a completely new landscape, which is likely to exist for at least the next year or so.  However, the large majority of work remains the same, which leaves us looking at what our ‘new normal’ will be. 

In order to support practices, we have written a paper which sets out to help focus on areas of general practice life that might need consideration for change, either in capacity, provision or implementation. 

We recognise that every practice and partnership is unique, so each will have its own specific challenges to overcome.  However, we hope that there will be something in here that will resonate with everyone and will help local general practice to move into the future with confidence. 

New to Practice Mentoring in Herts & West Essex


If you are a GP or GPN working in Herts or West Essex who is newly qualified on the New to Practice programme, you can receive up to 6 hours mentoring support over a one-year period.  This is funded by Herts & West Essex Training Hub, delivered by Beds & Herts LMC. 

  • For more information and how to register on the New to Practice programme please email: [email protected]
  • For more information about the mentoring programme, please email Helen Bean, Programme Manager: [email protected]

Download flyer: GP & GPN Mentoring in Herts & West Essex

Benefits of Mentoring:

  • GP to GP and GPN to GPN mentor / mentee relationship, which is relatable
  • Mentors are experienced professionals who understand your role
  • Mentors are best matched to mentees rather than allocated to ensure individuals access the right support
  • Mentors are external to own organisation / practice
  • Mentees are supported holistically, improving well-being inside and/or outside work
  • Identifies ways for the mentee to overcome particular issues, personally and/or professionally
  • Improves job satisfaction and retention
  • Increases confidence, motivation and resilience
  • Provides support to identify career development, assisting with goal setting 
  • Provides stability during a time of rapid change and transition from training to real life practice
  • Signposted to further resources and support.

"Mentors provide support, direction and an objective view on how the mentee can develop and progress in their working environment“  [BMA]

“Mentoring is to support and encourage people to manage their own learning in order that they may maximise their potential, develop their skills, improve performance and become the person they want to be” [The Oxford School of Coaching and Mentoring]

Be a Nurse Mentor in Herts and West Essex


Be a Nurse Mentor in Herts and West Essex

We are currently recruiting experienced nurses in Hertfordshire and West Essex to mentor new nurses on the New to Practice Fellowship Programme.  Nurse mentors will be required to offer mentees 6 hours of mentoring across a year.  This is in addition to your main role and should be delivered outside your normal working requirements.  Managed by Beds & Herts LMC, in partnership with Herts & West Essex Training Hub. 

  1. Recruitment Information
  2. Application Form
  • Application deadline: Monday 6th July, 5.00pm.
  • Informal Interviews: Tuesday 14th (PM) and Wednesday 15th July(AM) – times TBC
  • Induction / Training Webinar: Thursday 30th July, 1.00 – 3.00pm.

For more information, please contact Helen Bean, Programme Manager, Beds & Herts LMC, [email protected] or ask for Helen via 01438 880010.

Primary Care Direct: PCN Workforce Summit, Tuesday 7th July, 4.30 – 6.30pm


Our online Workforce Summit, hosted by Tracy Dell (Plane Trees Group Practice), brings together General Practice experts including Agencia, Capsticks, BHP Chartered Accountants, The Pharmacist Hub, Yorkshire Medical Marketing, Hood & Wolf and Conexus Healthcare to discuss all things PCN Workforce. The Summit is split into three sessions so you can 'dip in, dip out' of the areas which you are interested in.  View here for more information and how to book.

Be a Nurse Mentor in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes


Be a Nurse Mentor in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes

We are currently recruiting experienced nurses in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) to mentor newly qualified nurses on the New to Practice Fellowship Programme.  Nurse mentors will be required to offer mentees 6 hours of mentoring across a year.  This is in addition to your main role and should be delivered outside your normal working requirements.  Managed by Beds & Herts LMC, in partnership with BLMK ICS Training Hub. 

Details:

  1. Nurse Mentors Recruitment Information (please read before applying)
  2. Application Form for Nurse Mentors (direct link, please read recruitment information above before applying)
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 24th June, 5.00pm
  • Informal Interviews: Thursday 9th  July (PM) and Friday 10th July (AM) - times TBC
  • Induction/Training Event: Thursday 16th July, 1.00 - 3.00 pm.

For more information, please contact Helen Bean, Programme Manager, Beds & Herts LMC, [email protected] or ask for Helen via 01438 880010.

Office Closed, but LMC Open for Business as Usual

Following the Government’s enforced restrictions as of 24th March, the LMC Office is now closed.  We continue to operate ‘business as usual’ remotely so please contact us in the normal way. All meetings, training and events are now being delivered virtually.:

Tel: 01438 880010

Email: [email protected]

Please remember the Office team are here to support you with general and COVID-19 related enquiries. 

In addition, our Pastoral Care Team are available to provide one to one confidential support to GPs facing personal and professional difficulties, especially in this period of heightened pressure and stress.  Your physical and mental wellbeing is of utmost importance to us.  For a confidential chat, please call on 01438 880010 and you will referred to our Pastoral Care Lead.