The General Practice/General Practice Nursing Fellowship Scheme is a National Programme, supported locally by the Primary Care Training Hub. 

This programme is a national commitment in the NHS Long Term Plan with a number of benefits to support GPs and GP nurses at the start of their career. The programme encourages working within and across Primary Care Networks leading to opportunities for integrated working and varied portfolio work experience. General Practice Fellowships are a real opportunity to invest in shaping the future of General Practice.

There are two available fellowship schemes; the New to Practice Fellowship which is led by NHS England and Post-CCT Fellowship which is led by Health Education England.  Please see the below information to confirm which route is suitable for you.

Eligibility

The New to Practice Fellowship is available to all GPs who have gained their Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) within the last 12 months, and all newly qualified GP nurses who have graduated within the last 12 months (exceptional circumstances such as sick leave or maternity leave may affect this). Fellows must be looking for or currently in a substantive role; it is expected that individuals will have a minimum of a 2-year contract which includes their Fellowship sessions which will need to be reviewed and amended at the end of the programme.

The Post-CCT Fellowship is available to all GPs who have gained their CCT within the last 5 years, who wish to develop in a specialist interest area. There is a limited number of Fellowships, therefore potential practices must apply for the Fellowship, detailing which type of interest they would like to pursue. Specialist interest areas include: Leadership, Health Equity, Clinical, Academic and Educational.

The GP Fellowship Programme Guidance provides further information on both Fellowships. You can also view the Assurance Plan Checklist for GP Fellowships.

To apply for a Fellowship, please complete the application form here

To complete the Assurance Plan Checklist for GP Fellowships, please complete the form here

Fellowships Flowchart

The Primary Care Training Hub have developed the below Fellowships Flowchart for New to Practice and Post-CCT Fellowships, to determine if you are eligible and which Fellowship would be best suited. 

*Exceptional circumstances such as the below may affect this:

 Maternity Leave

 Sickness

 Bereavement Leave

 

If you are still unsure of which Fellowship you can apply for, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions or email traininghub.nenc@hee.nhs.uk