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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’.

It is a two-year programme of support, available to all newly-qualified. GPs and nurses working substantively in general practice, with an explicit focus on working within and across a Primary Care Network (PCN). Integrated care systems (ICSs) and Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) should encourage all eligible clinicians to sign up, and aim for as close to 100% coverage as possible

The programme offers support with PCN portfolio working and learning and development post-registration, supporting nurses and GPs to take up substantive roles, understand the context they are working in and become embedded in the PCN, as well as increase and maintain high levels of participation in the primary care workforce.

Participants receive funded mentorship and funded CPD opportunities of one session per week (pro rata), and rotational placements within or across PCNs to develop experience and support transition into the workforce.

Nursing Fellowships

If you have or are looking to recruit a new General Practice Nurse (GPN) and they have limited or no general practice experience the New to practice scheme is ideal.

The New to Practice Fellowship scheme is a programme of support, learning and development supported by national funding available to every newly qualified or new to general practice Nurse. Our Derbyshire programme will meet the needs of newly qualified or new to general practice Nurse and fund them to attend professional development sessions, thereby ensuring a smooth transition into independent practice.

Within 24 months all key topics are covered, from Cytology to Immunisations and Vaccinations. 

For more information, please visit: Nurses – GP Task Force Derbyshire


General Practice Fellowship- GP programme 

HED have commissioned ‘The General Practice Task force’ (GPTF) to deliver the National New to practice scheme. 


Please follow the link to find out more about the programme and how to apply


  • Induction
  • Introduction to general practice webinar
  • Monthly peer networking with guest speakers
  • Immunisations and vaccinations
  • Independent coaching at key stages throughout the 2 years
  • Practice management webinar
  • Leadership skills
  • Quality improvement practices
  • PCN Research project (networking with other nurses within the PCN)
  • Long term conditions sessions including COPD, Diabetes, Asthma
  • E-learning from FSRH, NHS Leadership Academy etc
  • Remote working session
  • Cervical sample taking