As a newly qualified General Practice Nurse, the General Practice Fellowship (Preceptorship) funded by NHS England is designed to provide you with a 2-year programme of support and education as you get established in your new post. You’ll benefit from a combination of early career learning, preceptorship (mentorship), peer support and coaching, to help you develop your skills and progress your career in General Practice.

NHSE have advised that applications for the current General Practice Fellowship programme will close on 29th March 2024.


The scheme is open to any General Practice Nurse who qualified in the last 12 months (rolling) and who is employed in a substantive post in a Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Practice

Fellowship Highlights

A smooth transition – A structured and supported induction to help you settle into your new environment.

Time to learn – weekly protected study time (4hrs) and practice-based learning.

Tailored education – Dedicated GPN fellowship education sessions to learn alongside your peers.

Skills development – Access to our wider Training Hub learning programme with a wide range of topics.

1:1 Guidance – A named in-practice preceptor (mentor) with protected monthly mentoring time and individual attention.

Networks & peer support – Bimonthly group supervision to help you discuss shared experiences, ask questions and build a supportive network.

Career development – Access to recognised development programmes and individual development opportunities.

Funding – A financial grant to your practice to support your time to learn and mentoring.


C&P Training Hub is developing a tailored programme of monthly fellowship mornings that all Nurses on the Fellowship scheme are expected to attend in protected learning time. The fellowship mornings will be facilitated by the CPTH Early Career Nurse Lead and will include lectures/education sessions on a range of clinical and non-clinical topics, delivered by experienced clinicians and trainers.

All fellows will be automatically booked onto these sessions, please advise us if you are unable to attend by emailing

Dates and programme details can be found in our GPN Fellowship Education Programme


Funding is via a grant to the employing practice, there is no funding direct to fellows.

How to apply for a fellowship (preceptorship) place

Application is via your employing practice.

If you are a newly qualified General Practice Nurse employed in a Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Practice, then please ask your practice to consider enrolling you in the Fellowship (preceptorship) scheme.

If you are seeking employment, ask at interview whether the practice is already signed up to the scheme and if they are willing to enrol you.

Want to know more?

If you have any questions or wish to register your interest in the Fellowship, get in touch via our Contact Form and Kathryn Caley or Jan Gower will be happy to contact you for an informal discussion.

Transition into Practice Fellowship

We also offer a 1-year Transition into Practice Programme for Registered Nurses moving into General Practice from other parts of the NHS. Places are limited and applications for the current cohort have now closed.

Click here for more details and to add yourself to the waiting list for the next cohort.