As a GP Fellow working at Sunderland Medical School, you will have opportunity to get involved with teaching clinical skills, multi-mini interviews, OSCE clinical examinations and much more. The GP Fellowship scheme ensures you have access to a two-year programme with paid, dedicated time each week to further your personal and professional learning.
We also provide additional support for your ongoing training and development through assigning you a dedicated GP mentor. Your mentor will be thee to guide you and help you to achieve your personal aspirations while part of the programme. As a GP fellow, you are a key member of the primary care team within the GP Practice and wider Primary Care Network.
The New to General Practice Fellowship Programme is open to:
The General Practice Fellowship programme is a national commitment announced in the NHS Long Term Plan, and restated in the February 2020 'Update to the GP Contract agreement 2020/21–2023/24’.
In Sunderland, this is being coordinated by the North East and North Cumbria Training Hubs supported by Primary Care Training Hub (PCTH).
You will learn through a mix of training days and self-directed online sessions, mentorship/ supervision sessions and peer support conversations.
Activities vary week to week, and will evolve across the two-year period as new aspects from the model are added. For example, in the first six months a Fellow might expect to spend their weekly fellowship session undertaking a range of induction and peer support activities; whereas in their final six months on the programme they may utilise this weekly session for career coaching and leadership development.
There is national guidance which provides an explanation of the ten components of the programme and information on the levels of available funding.