Nancy Redfern is a consultant Anaesthetist in Newcastle upon Tyne, with interests in obstetric and neuro anaesthesia. Her long-term non-clinical interests include mentorship, education, workforce, and doctors’ wellbeing. She is co-chair of the national joint fatigue working group, which works to improve understanding and management of work-related fatigue. She established the Association of Anaesthetists mentoring programme when she was Honorary Membership Secretary and leads mentor development at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow & the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. She runs mentor development programmes throughout the UK, uses mentoring for herself and has a wide experience of mentoring people from undergraduates to Medical Directors.