GP Career Roadmap
We understand that a GP career can be varied and exciting, with some unexpected challenges and opportunities along the way. The roadmap below can help signpost you in the right direction or know where to turn to seek help. The hyperlinks will take you directly to relevant links and pages. If you are ever unsure where to turn next please contact the training hub and we can help.
Fellowships & Schemes
The training hub supports multiple fellowships and schemes. All fellowship opportunities are advertised via the Primary Care weekly bulletin, LMC newsletter and the news section of our website. Please watch out for further details. Further information can be found at: GP Fellowship Roles – Gloucestershire Primary Care Workforce Centre (glosprimarycare.co.uk).
Below is an outline of some of our fellowships:
- Health Education Fellowships (HEE)- opportunities vary from year to year. Previous WT&E fellowships have included areas such as Public Health, Population Health Management, Leadership, Education, Green sustainability, and Care of the Elderly.
- NHSE GP fellowship scheme- This fellowship scheme is open to any newly qualified GP within 12 months of qualifying (or up to 18 months if there are extenuating circumstances). Locally this is called Spark GP. For more details and to apply please visit: The Spark Programme – Gloucestershire Primary Care Workforce Centre (glosprimarycare.co.uk)
- Local ICS fellowship initiatives- fellowships have included Health inequality fellowships and specialism fellowships (these are usually advertised through individual practices).
Training and Education
The local Education provider organisation is the Gloucestershire GP Education Trust (GGPET). For details of the courses they run and to apply for membership please visit Home – Gloucestershire GP Education Trust (ggpet.org.uk).
Details of training courses run by the training hub are advertised in the weekly Primary Care bulletin. A training calendar is in development and will be announced shortly.
G-care provides an online point of clinical reference for Gloucestershire clinicians and can be found at: G-Care – Homepage (glos.nhs.uk)
Further useful training and education resources:
- E- learning for health Home – elearning for healthcare (e-lfh.org.uk)
- Learning and resources (rcgp.org.uk)
- Training events are also advertised via the Gloucestershire Primary Care Training Hub facebook page, please search for us and follow to stay up to date
We have a limited number of fully funded annual subscriptions with NB medical, for their NB plus subscription. This provides access to live and recorded webinars on a wide range of clinical topics. We are offering these fully funded annual subscriptions to GPs who may be struggling or finding it difficult, for various reasons, to support their ongoing CPD, training and development needs. This could include those who have experienced an extended period of sickness, parental leave and now returning or soon to return to work, financial constraints making it difficult to access CPD, or other personal circumstances in which you could benefit from this offer. No questions will be asked, other than to confirm you feel eligible for this offer. Any expressions of interest in this funded subscription will be held in the strictest confidence, and your details and responses will be deleted as soon as the offer is completed. To apply click below:
GPs and GP trainees who are new to the UK
We have an increasing number of international medical graduates (IMGs) joining GP training schemes in the UK, supporting diversity and growth in our GP workforce. A local GP and training hub Education Fellow, Dr Ishe Mupfupi, has developed a padlet packed full of useful information: https://padlet.com/im6286/gp-international-medical-graduate-img-support-9dqo3vflg0r9m1f8.
Further information can be found at: International Medical Graduates – Cornwall GP Training (hee.nhs.uk). If you are a GP trainee in Gloucestershire the training scheme has dedicated support for IMGs. The training hub can support you once you qualify, and we are here for any GPs that need support at any stage of their career.
For qualified GPs who are new to the UK full details of the International Induction program can be found at International Induction Programme | Medical Education Hub (hee.nhs.uk).
How do I get involved?
With all of the current changes planned in Primary Care, there is a valuable focus on workforce and education. If you have ideas around education, training and workforce development we are always interested to hear them, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch and contact us.
Gloucestershire Local Medical Committee
Locum GPs are vital to the GP workforce. Being a locum can provide flexibility for the individual, however, we recognise that being a locum can be isolating at times. The LMC have a sessional representative, who can be contacted via the LMC website. Please also let the training hub know if you are a new locum so we can ensure you receive details of the annual locum update, funded by the training hub.
Locally Gloucestershire has established a GP Flexible Pool. This provides a digital platform for practices to advertise shifts and for locums to book. The platform also supports locum invoices and pensions. For more info please visit: GP locums in Gloucestershire (nasgp.org.uk).
Becoming a General Practitioner (GP)
GPs are specialists in Primary Care. The role can be hugely rewarding and varied. For more information on why you may wish to ‘choose GP’ please see the video below. For more information please visit: Choose GP | Medical Education Hub (hee.nhs.uk).
Engaging with local schools
Work experience can support people to consider if being a GP is right for them. For more information both for students and practices, including a work experience toolkit please click the button below.