Early Career Support

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Local Support

Next Generation GP Essex

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This Leadership Programme is aimed at GP trainees and early career GPs (first 5-7 years) with an interest in health policy and the wider NHS. The programme is about empowering a new generation of leaders in primary care, equipping them with the skills and networks to succeed and empowering them with the belief that they can translate insight into impact. Visit the website for more information on the Essex cohort

Mid and South Essex Training Hub

Offers a range of support initiatives to ensure newly qualified GP are able to find their perfect role and settle well within the local practices.It has designed a dedicated programme to support GPs:

  • Who are newly qualified or within their first five years of practice staying in Essex
  • Who are seriously considering leaving general practice or are considering changing/reducing their role or working hours

There is various different support available, which includes:

  • Pastoral support
  • Supporting member practices with vacancies and introducing suitable candidates
  • Access to mentors/being a mentor
  • Mandatory training and access to a training budget
  • Access to local facilitated networks
  • Supporting portfolio careers
  • 1:1 Coaching opportunities
  • Support for Tier 2 Visa applications
  • Pooled working arrangements
  • HR and Pension support (recruitment, DBS, appraisal etc.)
  • Exploration of longer 15 minute appointments
  • Involvement in the development of local neighbourhoods and implementation of the Primary Care Strategy to help shape future models of care

Post CCT Fellowships

Local CCGs run a number of local Post CCT Fellowship scheme, for more information keep an eye on our social media and the News & Events page.

National Support

(source https://www.england.nhs.uk/)

RCGP ‘First5’ scheme (RCGP members only)

The RCGP has an established ‘First5’ scheme, an initiative to support GPs in the five years after qualifying – post MRCGP through to revalidation.

  • RCGP members can benefit from access to:
  • the RCGP Online Learning Environment
  • mentors
  • opportunities for networking with other GPs, and
  • access to First5 and wellbeing events.

The RCGP have produced a handbook for newly qualified GPs which provides information and support regarding the transition to becoming a qualified GP. Request more information here: www.rcgp.org.uk/First5

First5 members have access to a range of learning resources – including bitesize Essential Knowledge Update modules, which help members keep up to date with new developments in general practice. RCGP’s topical ‘5 mins to change your practice audio and visual resources and the monthly e-learning blog links to further related content. RCGP’s Online Learning Environment can be accessed by members here: www.elearning.rcgp.org.uk

Additionally, RCGP First5 partners with MDDUS where members in their first five years post-CCT who sign up with MDDUS can get a 75% contribution towards RCGP fees. Find out more at: www.mddus.com/join/rcgp-first-5-partnership

More information on RCGP’s full offering for First5s, including pre and post-CCT events, preparing your for life as a GP and ‘Life after GPVTS’, is available at: www.rcgp.org.uk

For more information about the Essex First 5 Network contact RCGP Essex faculty first 5 lead Rachael Marchant, rachaelq@doctors.org.uk

Health Education England’s GP fellowships (post CCT)

Health Education England’s (HEE) GP fellowships programme provides additional support and development for newly qualified GPs or those in their first few years of practice. The programme directly contributes to the transformation of the primary care workforce by supporting both the acquisition of clinical maturity in general practice and extended development in specific clinical or professional areas, furthering both local workforce capability and the career aspirations of the GP Fellows themselves.

To learn more: www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/gp-fellowships

NHS Leadership Academy

The NHS Leadership Academy’s philosophy is simple – great leadership development improves leadership behaviours and skills. Better leadership leads to better patient care, experience and outcomes. The academy offers a range of tools, models, programmes and expertise to support individuals, organisations and local partners to develop leaders, celebrating and sharing where outstanding leadership makes a real difference. Learn more at: www.leadershipacademy.nhs.uk

BMA personal and career development programmes (BMA members only)

The BMA offers personal, step-by-step guidance, FAQs and practical tools on the topics you face on a day-to-day basis as a GP, as well as a variety of career development and leadership courses. To learn more phone 0300 123 1233 or visit: www.bma.org.uk

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