Trailblazer Fellowship: Introduction

The Trailblazer Fellowship scheme, which originated in Yorkshire and Humber and was itself based on work from the Deep End group in Glasgow, enables early career GPs to feel supported to work in practices with significant health inequalities. Fellows are offered funded time alongside their clinical sessions for self-development to pursue project work and attend local and national education programmes.

The Phoenix Programme is delighted to lead the Trailblazer GP Fellowships for Nottinghamshire in collaboration with HEE, Nottinghamshire ICS and NATH.

In autumn 2020 we facilitated employment discussions and created five new posts for early career GPs working within local practices with high deprivation indices. The fellows are making excellent progress within their projects and we hope that this will not only be a recruitment initiative, but by building local, supportive connections, that this will also lead to retention opportunities for colleagues at the end of the fellowship year.

We are delighted to announce that we have been approved for a further cohort of Trailblazer Fellowships for 2021/22. The posts are aimed at GPs within their first 5 years post qualification and offer 2 funded sessions per week of educational/project based time in additional to at least 4 sessions of clinical work over 12 months. We are currently liaising with eligible practices and will be advertising shortly to start in September 2021. If you are interested in becoming a Trailblazer then please do get in touch via email.


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