The aim of the SAPC Mentorship Programme is to support academic colleagues working in departments of Primary Care. The Programme was established initially to help primary health care scientists (non-GPs), who, because of their heterogeneous core disciplines have no other single support scheme. We are delighted that SAPC is now able to extend the scheme to GP members. The mentorship scheme is designed to have a positive impact on career aspirations and development for such professionals and enhance their research productivity and leadership. In order to build a clear pathway, and community of mentorship practice, it is essential that the scheme is led and delivered by the most experienced researchers and clinical leaders from similar backgrounds.