GP Fellowship Information
I would like to take the opportunity of introducing myself as the new training hub administrator supporting the GP Fellowships (for doctors and nurses) and all the activities deriving from it.
My background is in workforce planning in both primary care and outside of the NHS.
Please see below a brief outline of the GP fellowship scheme-
The GP Fellowship’s programme will support the development of your local offer of a two-year fellowship to newly-qualified doctors and nurses entering general practice.
The programme launched in December 2019, and is subsequently being implemented across England to support all newly-qualified GPs and nurses in their transition to established, sustainable practise in general practice, becoming an embedded part of the primary care team in the PCN. The scheme builds on current good practice by bringing together a range of existing programmes into a standard offer, creating the environment to empower systems, PCNs and practices to further support this cohort of the workforce. National funding is available to support recruitment and retention of newly-qualified professionals, helping them to become lasting colleagues of the future. This scheme forms one aspect of your primary care workforce recruitment and retention strategy. The programme is an offer available to all GPs and nurses who are newly-qualified, and joining a practice or PCN through a substantive position. It guarantees a level of support, learning and flexibility.
In joining the programme participants benefit from a ready-made network built around them to support confidence and reduce the sense of isolation we hear about. We are hopeful the programme will additionally encourage trainee nurses to choose general practice as their first destination, making it a great and vibrant place for all to work. We hope to create opportunities for participants to work in other practices, and we would encourage practices, PCNs and systems to work together to identify such opportunities. The learning and development aspects featured in the programme support growth of future-facing skills, building a team who are invested in and can ultimately grow to be confident members of the primary care team in the area they work.
|Initiative||GP Fellowship Scheme|
|Initiative Goal||This is a two-year programme of support, available to all newly qualified GPs and nurses working substantively in general practice, with an explicit focus on working within and across a Primary Care Network (PCN)|
|Initiative Leads||Dr Victoria Morrell (for GPs)
TBC – currently recruiting (for GPNs)
|Admin co-ordination||Hannah Brown|
If you have any queries/ questions about the programme please do not hesitate to contact us – firstname.lastname@example.org