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Response to ‘Supervisor or mentor: is there a difference? Implications for paediatric practice’
  1. Alexandra Brightwell1,
  2. Sarah Eisen2
  1. 1Jenny Lind Children's Hospital, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, UK
  2. 2Department of Paediatrics, Royal London Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Alexandra Brightwell, Jenny Lind Children's Hospital, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich NR4 7UY, UK; alex.brightwell{at}doctors.net.uk

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We read with interest the paper by Andrew Mellon and Deborah Murdoch-Eaton, ‘Supervisor or mentor: is there a difference? Implications for paediatric practice’.1 In this paper, the authors acknowledge the significant differences in perception and definitions of mentoring that exist within paediatric practice and beyond, which contribute to uncertainty about how mentoring best sits within the supervisor-trainee relationship.

Recognition of these important issues led to the development of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) Mentoring Standards and Definitions, published in 2014.2 Central to these is the concept of mentoring as a relationship in which the …

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