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  • Fellowship Programmes

    The Dorset Primary Care Training Hub are pleased to introduce three new Fellowship Programmes to help develop, support and retain our passionate and diverse workforce here in Dorset to ensure we meet our patient’s needs.  We are offering three funded Fellowship Programmes:  

    • General Practice Fellowship  
    • General Practice Nursing Fellowship 
    • Flex Fellowship (only offered by the Dorset Primary Care Training Hub) 

     

    If you are an existing Fellow, please click here to access our Fellowship Support Page. If you wish to find out more information in the different Fellowship Programmes we offer please continue reading below. 

     

     


  • The General Practice Fellowship programme is a national commitment in the NHS Long Term Plan to support newly qualified GPs and nurses (since August 2019) as they begin their careers in General Practice. 

    Please click the below link to view the NHSE&I General Practice Fellowships for GPs and Nurses New to Practice Programme Operational Guidance 2020/21.

    Click here to find out more >>

    The General Practice and General Practice Nursing Fellowship schemes are two year programmes offering support, learning and development opportunities to all newly qualified GPs and nurses working within General Practice to support their professional development.

    This exciting programme provides the PCN/Practice the opportunity to develop and shape GPs and nurses for the future. It also helps support and embed newly qualified GPs and nurses as they adjust to life after training. It can also provide clinical support to a PCN and Practice projects.

    Eligibility

    • You must be newly qualified (qualified within the last 12 months since August 2019) and within your first year of practice in general practice.
    • Hold or about to hold a substantive salaried or partnership contract
    • Be working to provide primary medical services

    What to Expect

    All fellows will have access to:

    • A structured induction programme  
    • A coach and a mentor
    • Funded CPD time1x session a week pro rata protected learning time to support professional development 
    • A dedicated curriculum of training and support sessions featuring leadership development, project management, quality improvement, the business of general practice and remote working
    • Presentation skills workshop
    • Peer support network
    • Those working on a project will have support from people working on the project along side them
    • Specifically for GPN Fellows: in addition to the above we have made a local decision that Dorset GPN Fellowships will provide a place on the Foundations in General Practice Nursing course & an additional diploma/course in line with the agreed development plan e.g. Asthma Diploma, Diabetes Diploma, Care of Clients with Long Term Conditions, Care of Clients with Minor Illness

    How can you use the education and development sessions?

    We recognise that all individuals have different development wants and needs and that education and development comes in many different forms. We are therefore keen to offer a number of options to support your training and development as a newly qualified GP or Nurse. The sessions do not have to be used for one type of education and development, you can choose a blend of activities that best support your needs and this can vary throughout the fellowship. Below are some examples of how you might use your education/development sessions:

    • Attend education sessions – This will offer a range of different sessions from small group discussion with peers to lecture style sessions with guest speakers. We are also including opportunities to attend our local leadership development courses, project management lite programme and presentation skills workshop, all focused on the ability to lead, influence and deliver results
    • Coaching – we have developed an excellent coaching faculty in Dorset over the last 18 months providing access to many qualified and very experience coaches
    • Mentoring – within the coaching faculty we have a number of qualified and experienced mentors, some who are GPs and you are able to access their time and/or use the time with the mentor within your practice/PCN
    • Projects / portfolio work – there are a number of different projects and portfolio options you could explore as part of your fellowship

    Please click here to visit our Fellowship Project and Portfolio Opportunities page.

    Next Steps

    If you wish to register your interest in one of our Fellowship Programmes, please complete the Expression of Interest form via the link below. Once you have completed the form a representative from the Dorset Primary Care Training Hub will be in contact to discuss this with you further.

    Click here to find out more >>
  • The Flex Fellowship scheme is an exciting 12 month funded programme which is available to anyone working within Dorset in a Primary Care Network (PCN) at any stage of their career including non-clinical staff who are interested in continuing their professional development.

    The Flex Fellowship offers a funded session per week for the candidate to undertake project work within a PCN. The funded time must be linked to local PCN/ICS projects and needs such as: 

    • Service improvement 
    • Network Development 
    • Reset & Recovery programmes and new models 
    • Additional Roles 
    • Enhancing health in care homes 
    • Business development 

    The Flex Fellowship provides the PCN/Practice opportunity to develop staff and offer opportunities to support the PCN/Practice and their Patients in new ways.

    Eligibility

    • All individuals working within a PCN are eligible to participate in this Fellowship scheme

    Please click here to visit our Fellowship Project and Portfolio Opportunities page.

    What to Expect

    All fellows will have access to: 

    • A structured induction programme  
    • A coach or mentor 
    • Funded CPD time, 1x session a week pro rata protected learning time to support programme of work 
    • A dedicated curriculum of training and support sessions featuring leadership development, project management and quality improvement  
    • Presentation skills workshop 
    • Peer support network 
    • Those working on a project will have support from people working on the project along side them

    Click here to find out more >>

    Next Steps

    If you wish to register your interest in one of our Fellowship Programmes, please complete the Expression of Interest form via the link below. Once you have completed the form a representative from the Dorset Primary Care Training Hub will be in contact to discuss this with you further.

    Click here to find out more >>