Support For Derbyshire Trainees

We have created this interactive guide to help you see what support is available for you at any stage of your career. This includes a section on GP Trainee support:

Derbyshire GP Support

Tier 2 Visa Support 

Tier 2 is an immigration route for non-European Economic Area (EEA) migrants who wish to work in the UK. These migrants must be sponsored by an organisation or company that holds a Tier 2 licence. A licence is a permission given to an organisation to sponsor workers in its business. The organisation is known as a sponsor.

NHS England North Midlands has produced two useful fact sheet sheets about Tier 2, which you can find here.

GP Fellowships


See details here: ‪Post CCT Fellowships 19_20

Academic Fellowships

Academic Clinical Fellowship (ACF)

The NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship (ACF) is a clinical specialty training post that incorporates academic training. ACFs are of 3 years duration (4 years for GPs).  ACFs have access to Masters-level research training to develop their academic skills and equip them to balance their clinical academic careers.

NIHR ACFs spend:

  • 75% of their time in specialist clinical training
  • 25% of their time in research or educationalist training

To be eligible for an ACF you must be:

  • Medically or dentally qualified
  • At the early stages of speciality training
  • Able to demonstrate outstanding potential for a career in academic medicine or dentistry
  • Able to meet the clinical specification for the advertised post

Find how to apply on the NIHR website.

A Career In General Practice – Next Steps

There’s a wealth of options on the variety and flexibility of a career in general practice on our Career Choices in General Practice page.