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GP Mentoring in Nepal

 

Update: Due to Coronavirus, the GP Mentoring Scheme has been fully suspended until further notice. If you have any questions, please email Ben (ben@phaseworldwide.org), thank you.

Full Statement

PHASE Worldwide has developed a short-term programme for experienced GPs and midwives to participate in teaching, mentoring, and supporting staff who work in remote health posts in Nepal. Since 2009, over 150 GPs have been to Nepal with around 30% of GPs returning for a second time.

Our volunteer programme is designed in a way that is beneficial to both Nepali and UK health workers. The programme gives short-term mentors an opportunity to experience life and healthcare in Nepal whilst helping to improve the primary care service in some of the poorest communities in the world.

GPs visit remote rural health centres for around one week, living and working with the local health workers who work in professional isolation. GPs are carefully briefed before their visit and given as much information as possible about what to expect, and what is expected of them.

The focus of the GP placement is not on treating patients but on teaching generic primary care skills and therefore ensuring sustainable development. It is a priority to reinforce good practice and not to undermine the patients’ confidence in the local health worker.

Am I eligible to mentor?

  • Are you a British GP?
  • Have you got more than two years’ experience of NHS general practice since completing your medical degree?
  • Are you included on an NHS performers’ list?
  • Are you physically fit enough to walk for at least three hours?

Want more information?

If you answered yes to all of those questions, then you are eligible to apply. If not, please click on the button below to read through our full list of FAQs.

FAQs

 

How to Apply

Click on the link below and fill out the form below to the best of your ability. It will be reviewed by our Senior GP Team and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Apply online here