Post-CCT opportunities, fellowships and guidance

You’ve done it! Or nearly, at least. Having navigated the demands of a training programme, the prospect of being unleashed into the wild as a newly qualified GP can be daunting. But fear not! There is loads of information out there to help you get started, as well as support. With thanks to Dr Sarah Ballisat for support in compiling the information on this page.

Newly Qualified GP Fellowship Programme

***14th February 2024 – update re. withdrawal of NHSE funding for NQGP programme***

NHS England has announced that the national Newly Qualified GP Fellowship Programme will close on the 31st March 2024. We know this news will come as a significant disappointment. All Fellows currently on the programme, or who join before the 31st March 2024 will receive their full 2 years of funding and support.

We would like to encourage anyone who is eligible to contact us ASAP.

You will be eligible to join the programme if you are a Newly Qualified GP and you have a permanent job in a practice in BNSSG starting on or before 31st March 2024.

Please contact:

Provided by NHS England / Improvement, Healthier Together, and BNSSG Training Hub, this two-year programme has been devised to help newly qualified GPs to gain confidence at work and develop enjoyable, fulfilling, and sustainable careers in general practice.

Please see the following links for more information on the programme and details on how to apply (including downloadable Memorandum of Understanding):

Toolkits, Starter Packs and Career Guides

GP Career Toolkit

The BNSSG training hub site has a GP career toolkit developed by a NQGP Fellow. It has loads of useful information on topics such as leadership, mentoring and supervision, portfolio career opportunities, practice management and more.

The BNSSG Training Hub also has a portfolio careers guide.

New GP Starter Pack

This new guide, developed by Sarah Ballisat, contains a handy list of learning & development and wellbeing resources, essentials for practicing as a UK GP, doctor’s bag essentials, appraisal and revalidation, and more.

Other useful resources

With thanks to Dr Sarah Ballisat for providing the content for this page.