MEET THE GP MENTORS
Select your GP mentor preferences from the list below
MANDEEP SINGH BAVEJA
Reflecting on the challenges he remembers experiencing at the start of his career, Mandeep would like to offer his support to others in the early-stage of their journey in primary care.
After 15 years working as a GP, Ila wants to share her experience and help newly qualified GPs to develop in her local area. She has particular interest in women's health, geriatric medicine, EOL care and diabetes.
Liz has experience mentoring in her practice, as a trainer, an appraiser, in communication skills exam preparation courses at the Deanery and previously as a Programme Director. She is currently a partner but has previously worked as both a salaried GP and as a locum. She is keen to support younger colleagues to find the right work life balance, to manage the workload pressures and to consider other wider opportunities within their general practice careers.
Having trained in the North East of England, Caroline has worked in Australia and South Africa, before settling as a GP in London for the last 10 years.
She is currently a Partner, PCN clinical director and a SWL ICS - Clinical Lead for Community and Ageing Well (Wandsworth).
She is interested in supporting GPs to develop their careers and enjoy their profession. She is also interested in learning from her GP mentees.
SANTINA LA PORTA
Santina has been a trainer for over 14 years and enjoys this tremendously. She has loved watching her trainees growing in confidence and developing their skills. She wants to help encourage prospective mentees to become the best GPs they can be.
Luke has a passion for education and self-development. He currently convenes the workshop for GP Trainers locally. He would call himself an early career GP, having completed training in 2014 but in this time has moved here from Kent, working substantively at 3 different surgeries in the Sutton area, as well as a short stint as a GP in New Zealand. He has a medic wife and a young family. He would love to support other doctors in their own development.
Baljit is passionate about learning, teaching, mentoring, and development. He has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduates for over 25 years and mentoring I&R doctors and pharmacists for over 5 years.
Previna has been a GP mentor within her own practice for many years. As a GP trainer for the last 10 years she feels this will be a natural extension of her current role. She hopes to be able to support and help newly qualified GP's thrive after finishing their training.
Laura trained at UCL and has been a GP since 1996. She’s been a trainer and appraiser and is now Clinical Director of Wandle PCN. She enjoys supporting others, teaching and learning. She is married to a consultant at St Georges and lives and works in Wandsworth.
Ruth strongly believes that, by providing mentorship, hopefully clinicians can be supported to thrive rather than just survive.
Niro believes that coaching and mentoring are invaluable in offering practitioners a protected safe space to reflect without judgement. She has experienced C&M at various stages during of her career and finds it is invaluable in supporting professional development.
Amit is coming up to the end of his 5th year as a GP and so feels well placed to help mentor those who have just finished their training and are starting Life as fully qualified GPs. He has become a GP partner and trainer in the last few years and enjoy the challenge of working with staff to support them and help them develop.
Tom loves his role as a GP trainer, especially the opportunity to mentor and counsel younger colleagues. He enjoys encouraging and helping them to thrive and achieve their personal and professional goals.
He has experience in leadership in the NHS, having held posts as CCG Medical Director, and clinical lead roles in both commissioner and provider organisations. He has also navigated a successful return to practice, having taken a few years out to work in a non-medical career. He is keen to share his experience, hopefully to enthuse and advise colleagues in various stages of their career development.
I’m a GP trainer, partner, Federation chair, and pensions campaigner, and would like to help support people through the more interesting parts of these roles. We’ve employed several clinical fellows through the Federation, and expanding these roles is of particular interest.
Katherine enjoys teaching and training. She is a GP Trainer, appraiser and Training programme director and would value the opportunity to support newly qualified professionals transitioning from training.
I qualified over 13 years ago and have enjoyed a varied career . I worked as a locum and salaried GP for 6 years before becoming a GP Partner. I have developed a diverse portfolio which I am keen to share with my mentee. I hold a variety of roles including Programme Director for SPIN New to Practice Fellowships Southwest London and Clinical lead for Personalised Care, Southwest London, GP Trainer as well as other roles. As Oprah says, 'Passion is energy, feel the power that comes from focussing on what excites you.' As a mentor, I look forward to supporting you achieve this 🙂
Working as a portfolio GP, I have a passion for mentoring and coaching and use this in my academic and regulatory roles. Having worked as a GP principal, salaried GP and locum GP, I have experienced the responsibilities and challenges of each position. I enjoy clinical practice and work both in and out of hours settings. Having personal experience of working as a GP with caring responsibilities and fertility issues, I am sympathetic and aware of how a chronic condition can impact on career choices and progression. I look forward to working with you to help you explore and achieve your current goals.
I have enjoyed a varied portfolio career which I am excited to share with my mentee. Alongside my salaried role, I have developed special interests in women's health, oncology and healthcare leadership. As a clinical lead at NHS England over the past 3 years, I have had some exciting opportunities to represent NHS England in Europe, work with the GMC on virtual reality and HEE to develop a work experience catalogue. Having completed a Darzi fellowship, I am excited to support my mentee in navigating the NHS to meet their own passions and ambitions. I hope to help my mentees connect with the wider system, build resilience and protect their own wellbeing. I have recently been appointed GP training programme director on the St George's VTS.
I've always enjoyed the variety our profession affords - I am a GP partner, trainer, PCN Clinical Director and GP Fed Director in Kingston and I've also had roles in child protection and cardiology. I have an interest in service development and new ways of working within primary care and also the wider Place and ICS. Being a GP can be the best job in the world but needs to work for you - I think mentoring can be a powerful tool in achieving your goals.
MENTORS AT CAPACITY
These mentors are currently at capacity, but may be available again soon.
Shweta has prior experience in mentoring GPs in her practice, which combined with working as a clinical director, has led to her strong interest in supporting colleagues and staff in practice.