Implementing a mentor support system for general practice nurse mentors
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Implementing a mentor support system for general practice nurse mentors

Anthony Chambers Practice learning educator, University of Hull, Yorkshire and Humber, England
Debra Smith Clinical nurse manager (advanced training practice), Haxby Group, Yorkshire and Humber, England
Lisa Billingham Training manager (advanced training practice), Haxby Group, Yorkshire and Humber, England

This article discusses the need for nurse mentors to receive adequate support to ensure that their experience, and the students, is a positive one. The authors explore how the development of the advanced training practice (ATP) scheme in general practice (GP) has helped general practice nurse mentors to meet the demand for more student placements and provide the best learning experience possible for students. The article features a framework that can be used in other ATP schemes to support mentors in GP ‘hub and spoke’ practices.

Primary Health Care. 27, 2, 21-25. doi: 10.7748/phc.2017.e1216

Correspondence

anthony.chambers@hull.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double-blind review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 08 September 2016

Accepted: 17 October 2016

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