GP fellowships are broadly structured around core sessions in a practice (4-6 sessions), along with portfolio working (1-2 sessions), and an educational allowance for the GP fellow to complete CPD or a post graduate qualification.
Cornwall Training Hub co-ordinate the fellowship opportunities for GPs, funded by Health Education England. 1-2 opportunities per year are funded. They are open to all GPs, rather than only those newly qualified and are designed to create interesting portfolio roles. The Training Hub is committed to working with GPs to identify new portfolio opportunities for these fellowships. If you have ideas on how a fellowship could develop areas of need in Cornwall please get in touch with us for an informal discussion.
When we have new opportunities we will post them here and on our jobs page. Please contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Find out about Dr Rob Sapsford’s experience in his GP fellowship, speaking at our early career GP event (video November 2019)
New to Practice Fellowship Programme
The “New to Practice” fellowship programme is a national programme, funded by NHS England & Improvement, that is being delivered locally by Cornwall Primary Care Training Hub. It was the result of a commitment in the NHS Long Term Plan.
Purpose of the programme:
The New to Practice Programme aims to respond to three key areas of feedback from newly-qualified GPs and GPNs:
- Desires for a supportive transition into General Practice
- Opportunities to work in a portfolio way
- Learning wider skills for future ways of working
Additionally, this programme supports nurses to recognise general practice as being a first destination career option. The programme will provide funding for up to 1 session per week, in order to release the GP or GPN from the employing practice, and enable them to access CPD, mentoring, and peer support in this early stage of their career.
In order to benefit from the scheme, the participant should be:
- A GP that has qualified in the last 12 months
- A Practice Nurse that has qualified in the last 12 months
- In, or about to commence, in a substantive role in a practice in Cornwall, or be looking for this role.
The Cornwall Programme
You can find details about our programme in the attached document.
How to register
Registration is now closed for April 2021. Newly qualified GPs and Practice nurses that wish to register for a future cohort should complete the Cornwall New to Practice Fellowship Registration Form 2021 and send this to the below email address.