Post CCT Fellowship

Applications for 2023/24 are now open (closing date midnight 16th April 2023).
Please click on 'Application Process for 2023/24' below for full details.

The investment in primary care set out in the GP Forward View includes funding for post-CCT Fellowships. These are innovative posts available for GPs in their first 5 years after qualification. In 2023/24, Health Education England will fund approximately 22 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 £22,567) and the cost of additional training or qualifications (up to £5,000 accessible for non Trailblazer posts only) 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. 

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

Available posts will be advertised here once available

To obtain further information please email:

Application Process for 2023/24

Applications for 2023/24 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.


Recent years’ have seen practices recruiting to posts across the region, helping to recruit and retain GPs at a time of significant workforce pressure and improve primary care services.


This year’s scheme is again divided into two parts (Trailblazer fellowships and standard post-CCT fellowships) and includes locality specific targets for recruitment based on known GP workforce shortages. Given the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on health inequalities, we have taken the decision to make the majority of positions “Trailblazer fellowships”, focussing on improving the care for patients living in our region’s most socioeconomically deprived communities and population groups.


Roles will be split between:


1) 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 These posts need to start by October 2023 at the latest.


2) 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 recent years 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. Please note that these posts will be prioritised for areas of workforce shortage with 4 being offered for Humber, Coast and Vale localities and 3 for the remainder of the region. The posts must commence before Jan 2024.


Applications for posts should be made via our online form at (please ensure you use the correct form):


Trailblazer posts:

Non-trailblazer posts:



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 midnight on 2nd January 2023. Please use the online forms above.