We are a not-for-profit group of NHS professionals, Consultants and GPs, who have extensive experience in providing coaching services to doctors for ten years, working with the ‘London Deanery’ (more recently, HEE London) and won the National Leadership and Innovation Agency for Healthcare Award in 2011 for the best learning and development strategy.
The training and accreditation of our coaches together with supervision and CPD has all been supported by NHS funding. We have coached over 3,000 clients over this period and have become known as a group of highly accomplished and accredited coaches. We are aware of the value that coaching can provide to clinicians at all stages of their careers, particularly during training, at times of transition and when taking on new leadership roles.
We each hold substantial qualifications in Coaching and Mentoring which are widely recognised throughout the coaching industry, (eg via ILM, ICF, EMCC)
We offer NHS organisations and individuals a comprehensive range of services including:
Coaching Skills Development
Coaching for Health Training (in association with OSCA)
Why choose us?
Our unique feature as coaches is that we have years of collective experience of working as clinicians and managers in the NHS and we understand through experience what it is like to work in the NHS; we know the structures and processes, the demands and the constraints.
We understand how the system is supposed to work and the frustrations when it doesn’t. We know what it means to put patients first.
To provide and support coaching in health care, to help individuals achieve self-realisation, self-confidence and self-compassion, and transformational improvements in the patient care they provide.
Excellence: we continuously develop our skills though training, reflection and supervision. We encourage these in our clients.
Collaborative: we treat our clients as resourceful equals, valuing their time and energy.
Compassionate: we coach through compassionate listening and challenge. We encourage clients to develop self-compassion.
Holistic: we encourage better personal life balance
Ethical: we adhere to the EMCC code of practice, and the GMC’s Good Medical Practice.
Recently we have worked with:
Evaluation of our Coaching
An independent evaluation of the service run by HEE (London and SE) was carried out by Oxford Brookes University (Bachkirova et al, 2015). This evaluation showed statistically significant improvements in employee engagement, self-efficacy and self-compassion of clients participating in the scheme.
"The coaching and mentoring programme provides an effective service for their clients….Well-validated measures that were selected for this evaluation show that employee engagement, self-efficacy and self-compassion of the participants significantly improved…..The analysis convincingly shows that coaching was a major contributor to this success."
(Oxford Brookes University (2014). Evaluation of HENCEL, HENWL HESL PSU coaching and mentoring service for doctors and dentists)