Introduction

The General Practice Fellowship is an NHS England funded 2-year programme of support for newly qualified GPs and nurses as they begin their careers in General Practice. This is the first year with a developing promise from the recent contract negotiations taking shape over the next 4 years. (The scheme is different from all previous GP fellowship schemes, some of which continue to run in parallel.)

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Training Hub is delivering the Fellowship scheme to help practices to attract, support and retain tomorrow’s clinical team to meet your patients’ needs.

The scheme:

  • Aims to encourage clinicians to take up substantive posts in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough practices and assists with their transition from training to fully embedded clinical roles.
  • Supports practices in recruiting and meeting the learning needs of their newly qualified clinicians.
  • Includes a financial contribution to practices to allow newly qualified GPs and Nurses to engage with education, mentoring and peer networking.

 

Key Elements:

  1. A structured and supported local induction programme
  2. Protected weekly learning time
  3. Access to the regional education programme in protected learning time, (monthly for GPs – see GP Fellowship Education Programme, as required for nurses)
  4. A named in-house mentor with protected mentoring time (TH will provide mentorship training for staff who are not already coaches, mentors or educators)

The Fellowship in General Practice is open to any Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Practice employing GPs or Nurses who graduated since 1st January 2020. (GPs must be employed in a substantive role – salaried, partnership or fixed term contract for a minimum term of 2 years).

The new NHS contract committed to a universal two year offering for all new GPs and nurses of a supported start to their clinical careers, with time for learning and peer education and support programmes. The Fellowship is the first step towards this and provides a structured induction, support and educational programme for up to 24 months from starting, to help you attract and retain GPs and Nurses.

 

Key Benefits to Practice – GPs:

  • A Salaried GP/Partner rather than a locum
  • Financial grant for backfill to support time to learn and in-practice mentor support for each new to practice professional
  • Access to mentor development programme (TH will provide mentorship training for staff who are not already coaches, mentors or educators)
  • Support with recruitment
  • Improved retention in first 2 years of work
  • Grow your own future GPs – in house professional development to meet your organisation’s needs

 

Key Benefits to Practice – GPNs:

  • New Nurses in Primary Care
  • Financial grant to support time to learn
  • Mentoring for new to practice nurses
  • Funded Fundamentals training in year 1
  • Funded specialist training module in year 2
  • Support with recruitment
  • Improved retention in first 2 years of work
  • Grow your own future nursing team

If you are a GP practice within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and you are interested in signing up a salaried GP who CCT’d within the last 12 months or a practice nurse who completed their training within the last 12 months then please either click here to complete an online application, or download and complete the form below.

General Practice Fellowship Application Form

If you don’t yet have an eligible clinician but would like to apply for the scheme in principle, you should complete an application form (leaving out the Fellows details), so that we can add you to our list of participating practices and pass your details to prospective Fellows who contact us.

The deadline for the first round of applications is 1st July 2020. We have limited funding available, so please apply early to secure funding for your practice. (Please note if we are oversubscribed we reserve the right to allocate on the greatest workforce need.)

On receipt, we will verify the application and notify you of the outcome. If successful, you will be sent a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which must be signed and returned to the Training Hub via email to candptraininghub@nhs.net

If you are a prospective GP Fellow or General Practice Nurse Fellow who has qualified since 1st January 2020 then please ask your practice if they would consider signing you up for the Fellowship scheme.

You may wish to send them the link to this General Practice Fellowship Information for Practices or suggest that they contact the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Training Hub.

You can also contact the Training Hub to register your interest in the Fellowship.

If you have any queries about Fellowships in General Practice, please contact Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Training Hub

Office Telephone: 01733 666670
Email: candptraininghub@nhs.net

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