New to Practice Fellowships

Are you an experienced nurse going into General Practice or a newly qualified Nurse or GP? If so the fellowship programme is for you…


Introduction for prospective scheme participants

All General Practitioners (GPs) and nurses who qualified within the last 12 months and hold – or are about to hold – a substantive salaried or partnership role are entitled to a place on the national General Practice Fellowship programme developed by NHS England and NHS Improvement.

This note outlines key highlights of the scheme, and shares detail on how you can access it. If you want to find out more about the specific detail about the programme, a formal guidance note aimed at ICSs and STPs can be found on the NHSEI website.

About the General Practice Fellowship Programme

You might have heard of this scheme already as it is a national commitment announced in the NHS Long Term Plan, and restated in the February 2020 Update to the GP Contract.  

The programme is a two-year scheme designed to support you in your early career as you become an embedded part of the primary care team in the Primary Care Network (PCN). Through the scheme, your employer receives payment equivalent to one session per week (pro-rata) to support your release to participate in scheme activities. These activities are listed against three themes:

  • Support and Networking
  • Learning and Development
  • PCN Rotational Working

Application form

General Practice Fellowship Programme (NHSE)