Mersey Buddy Scheme

The aim of the buddy scheme is to pair anaesthetic trainees new to the region (either new appointments or inter-Deanery transfers) with more experienced trainees as a point of contact who they can approach for informal advice and support. This could be insight into how anaesthetic training works, the setup of the Mersey Deanery, advice about starting on-calls, how to use the Lifelong Learning Platform or anything else you can think of!

The buddy scheme is currently running at the majority of hospitals in the Mersey Deanery, so if you are a Core, ACCS Anaesthetics or Specialty Trainee who wants to be buddied up with someone, or a Specialty Trainee who is keen to volunteer then please send us an email at and we will see what we can do!

The following documents contain further information:
General Guidance for Trainees
Trainee Guidance for Dealing with Problems
Escalation Policy for Trainees Requiring Extra Support

Get in touch at if you would like to get involved.

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