Mentoring and Buddying scheme

Become a Mentor, Mentee or Buddy

Are you interested in helping someone develop their career, find their perfect work/life balance or do you need that extra something to help you achieve your goals?

If so take a look at our Mentoring and Buddying scheme.

Our Mentoring and Buddying scheme was launched in 2017

The scheme was introduced to provide support for doctors within Pain Medicine who may want support in one particular area or in several areas, for example, clinical practice, research, managing a service or professional work/life balance.  Mentoring and buddying relationships are often mutually beneficial with both parties having the potential to learn, increase confidence and support and enhance their practice.

  • Mentors are usually more experienced/qualified than the mentee. This can be a long term ongoing relationship that can be quite informal, with a broad focus and meetings taking place when required.
  • Buddying relationships are usually informal and between two similarly experienced/qualified doctors who can offer support to one another, acting as confidential sounding boards.

Within the Faculty scheme you can choose to act as a mentor, mentee, buddy or you have the option to act in more than one role.

How to join

To join the scheme as a mentor, mentee or buddy please see the guidance document and application form available below. If you have any questions please email us at

Are you interested in joining the scheme?
Please complete and submit an application,
we would love to hear from you.