In 2021 we launched a mentoring programme with the aims of supporting the professional development of health services researchers and strengthening the HSR community by building links between our members.
We successfully matched 10 early-mid career mentees with a mentor from a different HSR UK member organisation, and held an event for everyone to come together in May 2021. Pairs continued to meet throughout 2021, and mentees made progress towards the goals they identified at the start of the programme.
I am pleased with my development and progress under [my mentor's] mentorship ... I achieved most of the objectives we had agreed on at the outset, including being more proactive in engaging my line manager and other senior colleagues and more confident in making presentations at research team meetings and one international conference, and co-authoring four research papers
Thank you again for the opportunity to be involved in this programme, I have found it very valuable and enjoyed it immensely.
Applications are now open for a second round of the programme for 2022-23. If you are based in one of our member organisations and would like to be matched with a mentor then please complete this form. If you are interested in being a mentor, please complete this form or get in touch with us to find out more.
Our mentoring programme is only available to people studying or working in HSR UK member organisations so if your organisation is not a member find out more about how to join here.