Post-CCT Fellowship Scheme 2020/21

Applications for 2020/21 are now open (closing date 6th March 2020). Please click on 'Application Process for 2020/21' below for full details.

The investment in primary care set out in the GP Forward View includes funding for 250 post-CCT Fellowships. These are innovative posts available for GPs in their first 5 years after qualification. In 2020/21, Health Education England will fund 25 fellowships across Yorkshire and Humber. 

CCGs, Trusts, Federations and GP Practices can apply for funding for GP roles that come under one of five broad categories of fellowship:

  • System leadership – Supporting emerging GP leaders within the local healthcare system
  • Health equity Using the fellowship programme to reduce health inequalities
  • Clinical – Helping GPs to develop a clinical special interest e.g. dermatology, frailty, palliative care
  • Academic Supporting early academic careers
  • Educational Stimulating early career GP educators through involvement with undergraduate or postgraduate education

The funding is available to help meet the costs of 2 sessions per week of protected study / professional development time (up to £18,964) and the cost of additional training or qualifications (up to £5,000) for a maximum of 12 months.

In Yorkshire and Humber, practices whose populations experience high levels of socioeconomic deprivation can apply for our innovative and exciting Trailblazer scheme, with a fantastic programme of education and support provided by Fair Health.

The organisation hosting the fellowship will be expected to advertise the posts, appoint to the posts and meet the cost of employing the trainee for the remaining sessions. Posts are expected to commence late Summer / early Autumn 2020.

Detailed guidance is available under the 'documents' section below.

Available posts will be advertised here once available

To obtain further details or an application pack, please email:




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Application Process for 2020/21

Applications for 2020-21 Now Open


The programmes aims to offer varied and interesting roles for GPs in the first five years of their career – of benefit to them, patients and the healthcare system. Funding is made available to practices to help cover the cost of 2 sessions per week of GP time to undertake work, postgraduate learning or professional development relevant to the fellowship. A generous CPD budget is also available to the fellows.


Last year’s scheme was a success with us recruiting to posts across the region, helping to recruit and retain GPs at a time of significant workforce pressure.


This year’s scheme is divided into two parts (Trailblazer fellowships and standard post-CCT fellowships) and includes locality specific targets for recruitment based on known GP workforce shortages. This reflects the approach last year, where there was a focus on priority recruitment areas.


The numbers of roles will be as follows:


  1. 8 Trailblazer post CCT fellowships – these are fellowships located in practices whose population has an IMD score in excess of 41 (most deprived decile of practice populations nationally) and/or the fellowship includes a substantial element of care for vulnerable groups or a focus on tackling health inequalities. Further details about the Trailblazer fellowships can be found at


  1. 17 post CCT fellowships – these are fellowships that can be located in any practice and whose aims and objectives must align with those of the scheme nationally (see attached guidance). In 2019/20 we had posts that enabled fellows to pursue clinical special interests, develop expertise around lifestyle medicine and informatics, deliver innovative mental health services in primary care, assist with workforce development and advance clinical practitioner mentoring.


Applications for posts should be made via our online form at:


All applications will be reviewed by our panel, with the highest scoring applications offered funding if application numbers exceed available fellowships in each locality.


The deadline for applications is 6th March 2020. Please use the online form above. Any correspondence relating to applications should be sent to