Fellowship programmes directly contribute to the transformation of the primary care workforce by creating varied and diverse career options, in addition to development in specific clinical or professional areas, furthering both local workforce capability and the career aspirations of the GP fellows themselves.
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 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. Cornwall Training Hub are 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.
We have a number of GP fellowship opportunities available- please see below. Please contact us at email@example.com for more information.
- GP Educator fellow- The school of primary care in Cornwall
This role is for 1 session per week, and will be based entirely within the primary care school in Cornwall, supporting GP trainees and working with the Associate Postgraduate Dean and the Training Programme Directors.
- GP Training Hub Fellow
This role is for 2 sessions per week, and will work work the Cornwall Training Hub on workforce development, CPD and early career support projects for GPs in Cornwall. This role offers the flexibility to shape the work of the Training Hub for Primary care in Cornwall.
Find out about Dr Rob Sapsford’s experience, speaking at our early career GP event (video November 2019)
New to Practice Programme Fellowships
The “New to Practice” fellowship programme is a national programme, funded by NHS England & Improvement, that is being delivered locally by Cornwall Training Hub.
The NHS Long Term Plan commitment:
“Newly qualified doctors and nurses entering general practice will be offered a two-year fellowship, a scheme suggested by the GP partnership review. This would offer a secure contract of employment alongside a portfolio role tailored, where possible, to the aims of the individual and the needs of the local primary care system. This will enable newly qualified nurses to consider primary care as a first destination role. There is also evidence that such approaches will, for example, increase the number of GP registrars taking up substantive roles in primary care”.
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 (NB cohort 1 Sept 2020 extended qualification to cover those qualified since November 2018)
- A practice nurse that has qualified in the last 12 months (NB cohort 1 Sept 2020 extended qualification to cover those qualified since November 2018)
- In, or about to commence, in a substantive role in a practice in Cornwall, or be looking for this role (Cornwall Training Hub will support with job matching)
How to register interest
Expressions of interest for cohort 1 (starting September 2020) are now closed. A second cohort is being planned, and a waiting list is being held. Newly qualified GPs and Practice nurses that wish to register interest for the future programme should do so by contacting us at the below email address.