WT&E Training Hub GP Fellowship 2023

Are you interested in having more variety in your working week?

Would you like to apply your skills and experience in a different way, developing new skills and supporting the evolution of primary care in Gloucestershire?

If so please read on…

The Gloucestershire Primary Care Training hub is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for a new GP fellowship is available for 2 funded sessions per week for a period of 12-months. The sessional rate for this fellowship will be £10,000 with a further CPD bursary of £1,000 per fellow towards relevant education and training.

Priority will be given to those who show the greatest potential to develop as individuals and deliver sustainable benefit to Primary Care in Gloucestershire. Further priority will be given to those GPs 2 years or more post CCT, noting that newly qualified GPs have existing fellowship opportunities via the Spark GP program.

As a GP fellow, you will be fully supported by the training hub, with an allocated fellowship advisor (although this is not mandatory) providing 1:1 session’s, peer support and critical friend panels. You will report into the Clinical Chair for additional clinical support. There is also the benefit of access to the training provided by the regional Primary Care Academy.

It is proposed that the fellowship will support the following areas:

  • Equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI)
  • Apprenticeship support for clinical and non-clinical roles in Primary Care

The exact split between the areas above can be discussed and you would be supported to develop in any area which may be new to you as part of the fellowship time.

We fully support the WT&E commitment to recruiting the right person for the role, based solely on individual merit, and ensuring equal opportunities. Whilst we recognise getting into leadership roles can be daunting, this could provide the ideal stepping-stone for your next step. No prior leadership experience is necessary, it is the enthusiasm and passion to support Primary Care and EDI that we are looking for!

Expected deliverables may include the following, but we would very much expect the fellow to adapt to their own needs and that of the system, as the fellowship evolves:

  • Promote Primary Care as a destination career, with the aim to help diversify and strengthen the workforce.
  • Strive for equal opportunities for those considering healthcare careers, and those in existing roles and wishing to pursue next steps (including leadership roles).
  • Have an overview of workforce planning activity within Primary Care (GP practices and Primary Care Networks).
  • Develop an understanding of apprenticeship options as career pathways and opportunities to enter Primary Care, and in turn work to promote apprenticeships.
  • Widening participation activity as appropriate, working with system partners.
  • Identify and work to overcome barriers to EDI within Primary Care and the wider ICB.
  • Engagement with local, system and regional colleagues to support and develop EDI activity and strategy.
  • Engagement with regional differential attainment TPD (Training Program Director) within the School of Primary Care.
  • Engagement with the Gloucestershire Near Peer IMG (International Medical Graduate) Fellow.
  • Development of training events and education to support EDI and apprenticeship activity.
  • Opportunities to attend system wide meetings to understand how stakeholders interact
  • Opportunities to shadow leaders across the ICB.

For further information please see the role outline, which can be accessed here. To apply please complete the NHS jobs application which can be accessed here. We are happy to accept a CV if this reduces time completing some sections of the application form, and this is clearly marked where appropriate. Please note that applicants will be blind shortlisted to ensure fairness in the recruitment process. For an informal discussion please contact Dr Laura Halden on laurahalden@nhs.net. To apply please send your completed form (and CV if applicable) to the PCWC inbox on glicb.pcwc@nhs.net.

The closing date for this opportunity is: Monday 13th February 2023.

Interviews provisionally planned for: Tuesday 21st February to be held virtually, however dates can be flexible with prior agreement.

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