Extended ITP Opportunities

Extended Integrated Training Posts (EITPs)

August 2024 Advert (Combined)

August 2024 Advert (DTV only posts)


The GP Medical Education Research team at Newcastle University, led by Dr Hugh Alberti have created the following website for people who are interested in applying for education ITPs/ ACFs/ academic FPs/ SSCs.  > https://blogs.ncl.ac.uk/gpmeded/


The website provides information on what they do, what life is like as an ITP, current projects and previous publications. 


Extended Integrated Training Posts 


For information please see  How Extended ITPs work which may be of interest to you.


We are very pleased to be able to offer a range of unique extended Integrated Training Posts across a range of interests to our doctors in GP training.

These posts are 12 months in length and are split between General Practice and a speciality. The posts will extend training by 6 months, from 3 years to 3½ years whole time equivalent. 

The posts give doctors in GP training the opportunity to develop interests and skills which serve as an excellent foundation post CCT either directly, e.g., by active involvement in teaching or commissioning or indirectly by using the additional generic skills you have developed, e.g., team-working in projects, developing ideas or leadership.

Summaries of Achievements from trainees in Ex ITP Posts


Leadership through Health & Care Systems Posts

We have 2 posts split between local GP practices and their local placed based partnerships (these replace CCGs).

As commissioning becomes a bigger part of UK General Practice, Doctors in Training can experience a range of opportunities related to education around commissioning, project work and aspects of leadership. There is also the opportunity to work with Public Health for interested parties.  These posts are available to start at the beginning of ST2 or later. Doctors in GP Training must have a minimum of 6 months whole time equivalent left of their current training programme at the start of this post.

Job Descriptions:  

Marine Avenue MC 

Teams MP


Digital Health Posts

This post is available for doctors in GP Training to start at the beginning of ST2 or later. Applicants must have a minimum of 6 months whole time equivalent left of their current training programme at the start of this post.

Are you interested in how technology can be used to improve patient care in General Practice?

The NHS is expanding its use of technology in healthcare, and the North East and North Cumbria is leading the way in Digital Health Initiatives. This is an opportunity for you to get involved with this exciting field as a doctor in GP Training and as a part of your future practice. The successful applicant will benefit from: Mentorship; Funded postgraduate CPD; Digital Health Project; Leadership Development and Regional Digital Health Strategic involvement.

Job Description:  

Digital Health Job Description

An Overview of Digital Health


Research Posts

There are up to 4 Research posts each year available to doctors in GP Training to start between the end of ST1 and the end of ST2. These may be based at Newcastle and Sunderland Universities.

During the first year you will choose academic modules, which allow you to complete a Postgraduate qualification in academic research to equip you with research skills.

The format of this post may vary for those who have previous academic experience and qualifications. 

Doctors in GP Training who enjoy this year AND continue to demonstrate academic potential may be able to apply to continue their academic interest by moving into the Advanced Research ITP. This will be subject to post availability and programme capacity. This would be a further 12 months split between GP and research during which you could undertake further postgraduate training leading to a master’s qualification. There would be further opportunities to undertake your own projects during this time.

Further extensions to research / GP programme are accessible for those who are working towards a PhD. This is a unique opportunity available within our School only and does not exist elsewhere nationally. 

Further information can be found here:

Newcastle Research post

Sunderland Research post


Primary Care Research Post

The 16-month posts will consist of one day per week working in research if the post is commenced at the start of ST3. If the post is commenced mid way through ST3 it may involve more than one day per week to give equivalent research experience within the context of a 4-month extension to training. The research component of the post will be based at Garth Surgery.

Job Description:

Primary Care Research Post

Educational Posts

These 7 posts are available to doctors in GP Training to start between the end of ST1 and the end of ST2.  Doctors in these posts can gain the Certificate in Medical Education (or Diploma/Masters if certificate already obtained). Experience is gained in planning and delivering education sessions to a range of learners and in developing teaching tools.

Job Descriptions:

Educational Undergrad Foundation School –Sacriston Surgery

Educational Paeds/Rheumatology RVI – Greystoke Surgery

Educational Undergrad Medical School - Ponteland and Throckley Surgeries

Education Undergrad Medical School - Sunderland Uni

Education NSECH Sunderland University and Woodlands Park 

How do I apply?

An email will be sent to all doctors in GP Training during Autumn time to inform them that applications are open for a 4-week period.

Application Form