Trailblazer Deprivation Fellowship Scheme

It isn't easy to work in areas of deprivation, but it is incredibly rewarding. The Trailblazer Deprivation Fellowship Scheme is a great opportunity for GPs with the passion and desire to improve the health of vulnerable and marginalised patients.

The Trailblazer Deprivation Fellowship Scheme supports newly qualified GPs (< 5 years) to work in practices in areas of socio-economic deprivation. It aims to give them the knowledge, skills and confidence to practice in challenging environments and to reduce health inequalities, improving care for patients who live in poverty and/or belong to marginalised groups.

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Who is it for?

Trailblazer Fellows are GPs in the first five years post completion of training, employed by practices in areas of deprivation. Each week they spend between four and eight sessions working clinically (negotiated with the practice) and have two sessions of personal development time, for which the practice receives backfill from HEE.

What is the offer?

During the 1 year fellowship GPs will have protected time, support and education to develop the knowledge, skills and resilience to practise in these areas. These activities might include:

  • Teaching sessions on relevant topics run nationally by FairHealth (info here) and regionally by HEE
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • An action learning set
  • Attendance at conferences
  • Time for personal reflection
Expressions of Interest

This year's cohort is closed to applications. 

However, if you would be interested in hearing more about this fellowship in the future please click here to complete a short online form.