Post CCT Fellowship



Post CCT Fellowships

Information on Fellowships

The investment in primary care set out in the GP Forward View includes funding for 250 post-CCT Fellowships. These are innovative posts available for GPs in their first 5 years after qualification. In 2020/21, Health Education England will fund 19 fellowships across North East and Cumbria.

CCGs, Trusts, Federations and GP Practices can apply for funding for GP roles that come under one of five broad categories of fellowship:

  • System leadership – Supporting emerging GP leaders within the local healthcare system
  • Health equity Using the fellowship programme to reduce health inequalities
  • Clinical – Helping GPs to develop a clinical special interest e.g. dermatology, frailty, palliative care
  • Academic Supporting early academic careers
  • Educational Stimulating early career GP educators through involvement with undergraduate or postgraduate education

Detailed guidance is available in the useful links box on the right hand side

Available posts will be advertised once available

The deadline for applications is 17th July 2020. Please use the online form

To obtain further details please email


Application Process for 2020/21

The programmes aim to offer varied and interesting roles for GPs in the first five years of their career – of benefit to them, patients and the healthcare system. Funding is made available to practices to help cover the cost of 2 sessions per week of GP time to undertake work, postgraduate learning or professional development relevant to the fellowship. A generous CPD budget is also available to the fellows.

Last year’s scheme was a success with us recruiting to posts across the region, helping to recruit and retain GPs at a time of significant workforce pressure.

This year’s scheme is divided into two parts (Trailblazer fellowships and standard post-CCT fellowships) and includes locality specific targets for recruitment based on known GP workforce shortages. This reflects the approach last year, where there was a focus on priority recruitment areas.

The numbers of roles will be as follows:

10 Trailblazer post CCT fellowships – these are fellowships located in practices whose population has an IMD score in excess of 41 (most deprived decile of practice populations nationally) and/or the fellowship includes a substantial element of care for vulnerable groups or a focus on tackling health inequalities. Further details about the Trailblazer fellowships can be found at

9 post CCT fellowships – these are fellowships that can be located in any practice and whose aims and objectives must align with those of the scheme nationally (see attached guidance). In 2019/20 we had posts that enabled fellows to pursue clinical special interests, develop expertise around lifestyle medicine and informatics, deliver innovative mental health services in primary care, assist with workforce development and advance clinical practitioner mentoring.

Applications for posts should be made via our online form.

All applications will be reviewed by our panel, with the highest scoring applications offered funding if application numbers exceed available fellowships in each locality.

The deadline for applications is 17th July 2020. Any correspondence relating to applications should be sent to