Legacy mentors: how they support and help to retain new staff
The role is shown to boost retention of newly qualified nurses while re-energising highly experienced clinicians in the later stages of their career
Legacy mentors are experienced nurses, usually in their late career, who provide coaching, mentoring and pastoral support to those who are starting out or newly appointed.
‘They provide essential professional advice, education and guidance and pass on a “legacy” to the next generation. They play a crucial role in supporting staff health and well-being and career progression,’ NHS England states .
Why has this role been introduced?
Appointing legacy mentors ensures the valuable experience of those in the later stages of their career isn’t lost. Becoming a