As part of the Severn Deanery, there are a number of additional opportunities that trainees can apply for. An overview of these is listed below. For further information see the Severn Deanery website.


There are several internal scholarships that allow GP trainees to develop additional skills in a number of areas including Leadership, Education and Substance Misuse among others. These posts are applied for within the ST2 year and extend the ST3 year for one or 3 months. 

Academic GP Training

Applicants for GP specialty training who would like to pursue an academic career can apply for a 4 year Academic Clinical Fellowship. Years 3 and 4 of this scheme will provide the Academic GP Registrar with 2 years of academic general practice with time divided equally between academic work in the Centre for Academic Primary Care, University of Bristol and training as a GP registrar. Applications are made at the time of applying for the GP Specialty Training Programme. 

Leadership and Excellence Extensions of Training (LEET) Programme

The LEET programme is aimed at creating the GP leaders of the future and encourage applications from trainees who want to gain skills in leadership and management. This is a 1 year extension to the training programme which can be applied for in the ST3 year. LEET trainees work 50% GP at their host practice and 50% on the Excellence and Leadership work stream with a dedicated mentor