Mentoring and Buddying Scheme

The Faculty's Mentoring and Buddying scheme was launched in March 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, reasearch, managing a service or professional work/life balance.  Mentoring and buddying relationships are often mutually beneficial with both parties having the poteintial 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 doctos who can offer support to one another, acting as confidential sounding boards.

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


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