Primary Care Fellowship, Health and Wellbeing in Frailty

South East England
Dependent upon experience
13 Apr 2017
23 Apr 2017
Geriatric medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Employer: A hosting arrangement through several acute and community trusts and frailty services, federations and GP surgeries.

Location: A range of hosts within South London, North Central and East London, North West London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Salary: Dependent upon experience

Job Type: 12 month Fixed Term Contract

Working Pattern: Full time 10 Sessions / week across general practice, community services, UCC/GP walk in centres including a day a week academic study

Staff Group: Qualified GPs, Senior General Practice and Community Nurses, Senior Allied health professionals, Pharmacists

Specialty: General Practice / Unscheduled care

The NHS faces increasing challenges with pressure on services across primary and secondary care.

New models of care have been presented in the Five Year Forward View which requires NHS professionals who can deliver integrated care across community and secondary care together with the leadership skills to bring about the transformation of services needed to deliver this vision.

As part of their commitment to developing the current and future workforce with the competencies and capabilities to deliver new models of care Health Education Kent Surrey and Sussex (HEKSS), Health Education South London (HESL), Health Education North West London (HENWL) and Health Education North Central and East London (HENCEL) have come together with Acute Trusts, Community Providers, GP Practices and Frailty Services across the geography to launch the third year of the Post-CCT GP Fellowships.

During the full-time, 12-month programme the Fellow will spend time in primary care and also working in a number of placements specialising in frailty and innovative pathway settings. In Health Education England London and the South East the 12-month fellowship will be divided into three periods with an induction and completion block. Each period will include a weekly commitment of 4 sessions per week in a host organisation attachment eg GP practice, CCG or GP Federation, 4 sessions per week rotating through a range of for example: - care of the elderly day hospital, care homes, virtual wards, falls teams, reablement teams and a range of services relevant to the management of frailty and co-morbidity. In addition, 2 sessions undertaking a Post-Graduate Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Frailty) delivered by Kent and Canterbury University.

The programme is being developed in areas recognised for local innovation and transformational change.

During the programme each Fellow will have a mentor in each rotation to help them identify and develop specific and transferable skills, assist them in developing innovative ways of working across primary and secondary care and advance a quality improvement project in their area of interest.

The programme includes a Post-Graduate Certificate in Health and Wellbeing for Frailty, delivered in the London and KSS area by the University of Canterbury Christchurch. Fellows will be supported to undertake a bespoke Postgraduate Certificate in Health and Well - being (M level 7 60 credits) comprising three modules over the 12-month duration of the programme.

  • Module 1 Enhancing Health and Well-Being (M level 20 credits)
  • Module 2 Negotiated Module (M level 20 credits) based on a systematic, reflective inquiry into an of service development based on clinical specialist field of study (M level 20 credits)
  • Module 3 Leadership: Advancing Innovation and Transforming Healthcare (M level 20 credits)

The certificate aims to develop in its students a deeper understanding of and increased confidence in dealing with frailty in a series of master classes in addition to the university modules.

This academic programme fundamental part of the fellowship and as such continuation on the Fellowship programme is predicated by satisfactory attendance and completion of all course requirements. An academic mentor will support the PG certificate equipping Fellows with the skills to support their academic studies through a peer learning set.

The Fellowship is open to applications from all General Practitioners, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals who meet the required competencies and currently hold or are expected to achieve their certificate of completion of training (CCT) by September 2017. GP applicants must be on the National Performers List and GMC specialist register without conditions and nurse applicants must be on the NMC register and have a first level degree or equivalent. Applicants should have experience of primary or community care and be able to produce evidence of a willingness to work in innovative ways. Appointment is subject to acceptable references.

Health Education England is committed to equal opportunities and positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of sex, racial origin or disability, including people who have experienced mental ill health. London and the South East have a growing population and a commitment to staying in the area beyond completion of the post would be desirable.

Please read the job description and person specification carefully and ensure that you demonstrate the knowledge, skills and experience required to carry out the role. There is also more information in the Primary Care Fellowships manual.

If you are shortlisted for this post you will be informed via your email address; please check your NHS Jobs Account on a regular basis. Any personal information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. We aim to write to all applicants informing them of the outcome of their application, but if we have not contacted you after four weeks from the closing date please assume your application was unsuccessful.

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Closing Date: 23rd April 2017

Interviews are planned for 10th -11th May and 16th -17th May.

Host organisations will be located across London and applicants will not be restricted to apply for a placement based on their current locality of employment.

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