Academic System Leadership GP Fellowships

The KSS Primary Care School has developed Academic System Leadership GP Fellowships to support GPs to become leaders in the future. The programme is run by the 3 ICS Training Hubs across KSS. The Training Hubs work with local GP practices and other providers to develop GP Fellowships based on local population and workforce needs.

GP Fellowships programme

The programme offers GPs an opportunity to combine a clinical role with funded professional development. Through the programme, they may develop:

  • New and innovative service models which impact and improve population health.
  • Ways to use skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm for primary care outside of the traditional practice boundaries.
  • New knowledge, skills, and competences. For example, in critical appraisal, leadership, and the use of quality improvement techniques.
  • An increased understanding of system leadership, and clinical skills and knowledge related to population health.

GP Fellowships options

The programme is intended to be flexible. Hence the following options are available.

GP Based GP Fellowships – based predominately in general practice / primary care setting. The GP Fellowship should usually include three to four clinical sessions per week (recommend four) and one to two sessions of professional development per week where the GP Fellow will undertake a formal academic qualification and relevant portfolio work that supports this.

Integrated GP Fellowship – with opportunities to develop across wider systems which will usually include three to four clinical sessions in general practice (recommend four), two to four sessions in another clinical / nonclinical / educational / management / commissioning sphere of work and one to two sessions of professional development time per week.

Eligibility in 2024-25

GP Fellows can be within the first five years of achieving their CCT, must hold a license to practice and have undertaken sufficient clinical work and attended NHS appraisals to maintain their registration on the National Performer List within the two years prior to application for the scheme.

Completion of the NTPP is strongly advised and applications from mid-career GPs, and those seeking portfolio working in later careers, is encouraged.

This year the Fellowships programme will focus on:

  • Health inequalities; coastal health issues, population health, and the health and justice sector.
  • Educator Workforce and Training Practices. For example, Fellows working in a portfolio capacity within a Training Hub or ICS, in support of becoming a GP educator. This should not be a substitute for the GP Educator Pathway.
  • Clinical; frailty, cancer survivorship, and acute / emergency care.

How to apply

To express interest or to apply, please contact your local Training Hub team.