Trailblazer Deprivation Fellowship Scheme (EoE)

The Primary Care School at NHS England is delighted to launch this fellowship opportunity for First5 GPs in the East of England. Following 3 successful cohorts of the Deprivation Fellowship, we are pleased to announce a fourth cohort which is expected to commence in April 2024.

The Trailblazer Deprivation Fellowship Scheme supports newly qualified GPs (first 5 years) that work in practices in areas of socio-economic deprivation. It aims to give them the knowledge, skills and confidence to practice in challenging environments and to reduce health inequalities, improving care for patients who live in poverty and/or belong to marginalised groups.

Who is it for?

Trailblazer Fellows are GPs in the first five years post completion of training, employed by primary care organisations in areas of deprivation in the East of England. We are keen to have applicants who are GPs working in practices in areas of socioeconomic deprivation with an IMD score> 20%.

What is the offer?

Alongside their 4-8 sessions working clinically (to be negotiated between fellow and practice), fellows will have two sessions of personal development time, for which the practice receives a standard salary contribution backfill in line with NHSE’s National post CCT fellowship programme. (£19,688 PA)

During their personal development time Trailblazer GPs receive programmed activities to support their development, which might include:

  • Teaching sessions on relevant topics run nationally by FairHealth (info here) and regionally by NHSE
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • An action learning set
  • Attendance at conferences
  • Time for personal reflection

The participating GP would need to be available on Fridays when mandatory national and regional training is scheduled.


For more details on the Trailblazer Deprivation Fellowship please click here.

The application process for this will be open until 16th February 2024. The application form can be accessed via HERE.

Testimonies from the 2022 cohort can be found HERE under Current GP Trailblazers.

For questions please email