Ritically appraise how you as a mentor, can support the management of a learner who is under-achieving/ under-performing in practice

The Duffy report(2004) suggests that mentors can find assessing learners who are under performinf in practice a challenge.However this in an essential component of the mentor role to ensure learners at point of registration are fit for practice, fit for purpose and fit for award. As a healthcare professional and mentor you are accountable for ensuring that learners are competent and safe practitioners therefore it is important that you consider how you can support a student who is under achieving in practice.