Thinking about doing something different? Do you want to explore a specific area of interest? A fellowship could be for you.
Throughout the year there maybe opportunites for you to apply for a funded fellowship in different areas within primary care, leadership or education. GPTF workalongside other organsations to coordinate or signpost GPs to fellowships taking place within derbyshire and wider area.
Our Fellowship scheme can help you gain additional skills in different areas such as management and project delivery. GPTF Fellowships are designed to support career retention for mid and late career GPs. All Fellows will need to continue to work clinically within Derbyshire in order to be eligible.
New to Practice Scheme
The New to Practice initiative is focused on newly qualified GPs who are within their first 12 months since qualifying and hold a substantive contract to deliver GMS services. There is scope to extend this to 18 months post-training in the instances of maternity/ adoption/ parental leave, long-term sickness or other caring responsibilities. This enhanced programme is open to new joiners, as well as acting as continuation for GPs who joined the programme in 2019/20 and are part way through their two years on the scheme.
Trailblazer fellowships support GPs within their first 5 years post CCT to work in practices in areas of socio-economic deprivation.
The aim is to give them the knowledge, skills and confidence to practice in challenging environments and to reduce health inequalities, improving care for patients who live in poverty and/or belong to marginalised groups.
The fellowships are funded by Health Education England based on 2 sessions a week for 12 months and start in October each year.
In Derbyshire recruitment and support is led by GPTF and a programme of national monthly training sessions (details at National Trailblazer GP Educational Programme 2020/21 – Fairhealth), locally based learning sets and coaching enhance the self-directed elements of the role.
For further details please contact GPTF at DDLMC.GPTF@NHS.NET