General Practice Fellowship Programme

September 8 2020

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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).


The programme offers support with:

  • PCN portfolio opportunities and learning and development post-registration
  • Encouraging newly qualified nurses and GPs to take up substantive roles in primary care
  • Understanding the context they are working in and become embedded in their PCN


Participants receive:

  • Access to a funded GP mentor
  • Funded CPD opportunities of one session per week (pro rata)
  • A chance to experience rotational placements within or across PCNs

To find out more about how your practice or PCN can get involved in this initiative, contact