The Consortium is running a Mentoring Programme for fellows who have completed the one-year clinical fellowship programme. 

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Clinical Fellows Mentoring Programme

From 2017 the Consortium is starting to run a Mentoring Programme for fellows who have completed the one-year clinical fellowship programme, returned to their home institution and are working to provide a sub-specialty service. We recognise that establishing and running such a service presents many challenges, and ongoing support may be helpful.

The Consortium will support up to 20 mentoring partnerships between experienced ophthalmologists and returning fellows. Funding will be provided for two visits, each of one week, by the mentor to the fellow at their home institution, over two years. The aim is to support the provision and development of a sub-specialty service by the fellow. This may include surgical supervision, advice on management and leadership, staff training, guidance on procuring equipment, and whatever mentoring support may be relevant to the particular situation. We hope that relationships will develop that may be maintained by both partners on a longer term basis.

Some guidance for prospective mentors will be provided, and it is hoped that they may also have some previous experience. Mentors can come from a UK institution, such as a LINK partner, or from the host institution where the fellow undertook their fellowship.

Eligibility Criteria

This programme is currently restricted to ophthalmologists who have been awarded a long-term clinical fellowship by the Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium.

Prospective mentors would be expected to have 5+ years of sub-specialty consultant experience.

 Enquiries and Applications

If you are interested in being a mentor or a mentee and would like more information, please email to express your interest and we will contact you.   

If you would like to apply as a mentee please complete the Mentee application form and return it to