Scholarships: Core Job Description  

  • Develop networking opportunities within the wider deanery and HEE teams and the local primary care community
  • Develop a project over the scholarship that is written up and presented
  • Attend key meetings within the GP Speciality Training programme (Patch) and the school
  • Attendance at regular scholar meetings – 2 per year at the deanery, and 2 per year with their scholar small group
  • Keep a log of how and when their scholarship time is used and on what activity to ensure they remain within the additional time offered. This should be shared with their ES.
  • Promote their work to their GPST peers
  • Promote their work to their training practice and local trainer’s groups
  • Develop leadership and educational skills
  • Take opportunities to further management skills
  • Gain a better understanding of the local and national position of primary care in relation to CCGs, public health and secondary care.
  • Attend recruitment training and taking part in Stage 3 of the GP Recruitment Process
  • Work sustainably including sensible use of office equipment, facilities, and supplies, considering carbon expenditure when travelling, working electronically where possible
  • Adhere to the guidance and specific job description notes for their individual scholarship

GP ST3 Central Leadership Scholarship Programme

Specific Scholarship Job description

In addition to the general aims of the scholarship programme, the purpose of this post is to offer the opportunity to develop leadership skills within the context of the NHS, particularly in relation to the work of the running of the SoPC. Such skills will help equip them for future appointments within clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and the NHS as a whole.

Educational Opportunities

  • Attendance on the HELM or a similar leadership course for clinicians
  • Attendance at the “Politics, Power and Persuasion” course
  • Mentorship from an experienced senior member of the Severn GP School
  • Attendance at key strategic meetings within the school and deanery including the monthly APD meeting
  • Leadership role within the Severn GPST Committee
  • Coordination of annual Severn GPST conference
  • Coordination of annual Severn GPST careers fair

 

 

GP ST3 (Patch) Leadership Scholarship Programme

Specific Scholarship Job description

In addition to the general aims of the scholarship programme, the purpose of this programme is to offer the opportunity to develop leadership skills within the context of the NHS at CCG level, based at one of each of the five patches in the Severn Primary Care School footprint (Gloucestershire, Bristol, Somerset, Swindon and Bath). Such skills will help equip them for future appointments within clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and the NHS as a whole.

Educational Opportunities

  • Attendance on the HELM or a similar leadership course for clinicians
  • Attendance at the “Politics, Power and Persuasion” course
  • Direction, guidance and shadowing attachment from a senior member of the local clinical commissioning group (CCG)
  • Support from the patch APD or an experienced senior member of the local TPD team
  • Attendance at key strategic meetings with the local CCG and TPD team.
  • Being the Patch Quality Improvement Project Champion

 

 

GP ST3 (Patch) Education Scholarship Programme

Specific Scholarship Job description

In addition to the general aims of the scholarship programme, the purpose of this programme is to offer the opportunity to develop educational skills within the context of one of each of the five patches in the Severn Primary Care School footprint (Gloucestershire, Bristol, Somerset, Swindon and Bath).

Educational Opportunities

  • Attendance on a one day educational supervision course
  • Attendance on a one day small-group facilitation course
  • Mentorship from an experienced senior member of their patch TPD team
  • Attendance at key TPD meetings within the patch and the school
  • Hands-on experience of teaching of medical students in their GP practice
  • Hands-on experience of educational input to ST1/2 in a GP practice
  • Hands-on experience of educational input to the GPST programme for ST1/2s

 

 

GP ST3 Health Inequalities Scholarship Programme

Specific Scholarship Job description

Trainee outline of the role

In addition to the general aims of the scholarship programme, the purpose of this post is to offer an introduction to the opportunities and challenges of delivering generalist skills in the context of general practice in a relatively deprived area. This experience and the acquired skills will help equip them for a leadership role in Health Inequalities in the future in deaneries, universities and the NHS as a whole.

There will be one GPST3 on this programme based in a training practice serving a deprived population. Trainees must highlight why their practice will benefit from this scholarship in relation to their practice population.

Educational Opportunities

  • Attendance at courses/conferences on health inequalities
  • Mentorship from an academic with health inequalities experience
  • Mentorship from an experienced senior member of their patch TPD team
  • Support from their educational supervisor in their practice who will be a GP with health inequalities experience
  • Presenting talks and/or facilitating workshops/seminars on health inequalities to other GPSTs
  • Project work, as directed by their ES and the academic mentor for the programme, related to health inequalities e.g. on co-morbidity, sexual health, teenage pregnancy, health of under-fives, etc.

 

 

GP ST3 Public Health Scholarship Programme

Specific Scholarship Job description

In addition to the general aims of the scholarship programme, the purpose of this post is to offer the opportunity to develop leadership skills within the context of Public Health. Such skills will help equip them for future involvement with clinical commissioning groups and Public Health within the NHS and Local Authorities (LA).

This Programme is of 3m duration.

Apart from study leave, the trainee will remain in full time general practice from August until March/April the following year, enabling them to concentrate on GP training and passing exams. From March/April onwards, the GP trainee will start to spend regular time in their PH department.

Educational Opportunities

  • Attendance on the South West Public Health induction course for Public Health trainees and possibly the Dartington Hall course
  • Direction, guidance and shadowing attachment from a Public Health Consultant based in the local LA and/or clinical commissioning group (CCG)
  • Support from the patch APD or an experienced senior member of the local TPD team
  • Attendance at key strategic meetings within the local LA/CCG
  • Training in some core public health competencies e.g.
    • Understanding of the wider determinants of health and health inequalities
    • Application of principles of epidemiology
    • Statistics and critical appraisal skills
    • Use and interpretation of routinely available health related data
    • Assessment of evidence relating to the effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services
    • Communicable disease surveillance and control
    • Working with and leading multi-disciplinary teams within and outside the NHS to develop and implement policies and strategies to improve health

  

 

GP ST3 Sustainability Scholarship Programme

Specific Scholarship Job description

In addition to the general aims of the scholarship programme, the purpose of this post is to offer an opportunity for specific sustainable healthcare training as well as an opportunity to practice such skills in an educational context in Health Education South West Severn.  This will involve learning about the science and methodology of sustainable healthcare from underlying concepts to implementing change.  Some of the key mentors for the year (the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare) are based in Oxford.

Educational Opportunities

  • Educational support from the Sustainability Lead of GP School
  • Networking opportunities and support from experts in the field of sustainable healthcare
  • Project work, for example in:
    • Prevention
    • Patient-centred care and patient partnerships
    • Leaner care pathways
    • Low carbon treatment options
  • Network with other sustainability scholars
  • Networking opportunities with other ‘green’ organisations
  • Mentoring the F1 Sustainability Fellow

 

GP ST3 Substance Misuse Scholarship Programme

Specific Scholarship Job description

Trainee outline of the role

In addition to the general aims of the scholarship programme, the purpose of this post is to offer an opportunity to develop additional clinical skills in the management of Substance Misuse within the context of services contracted by the NHS. Such skills will help equip them for future appointments within Substance Misuse services as well as equipping them to better manage patients with drug and alcohol problems within the wider primary care setting.

This Programme is of 3 months duration.

The post allows for two sessions a week of specific Substance Misuse training to be provided by Turning Point, the Drug Misuse charity. It will be based at Turning Point, which is located in Wiltshire and Somerset.

Educational Opportunities

  • Assessment of a drug user
  • Understanding the range on non-pharmaceutical as well as prescribing interventions in treating drug misusers
  • An understanding of the evidence base that underpins current treatment, and critical reading around the subject
  • Dose titration, maintenance and detoxification interventions for drug misusers
  • An understanding of the health harms collateral to using illicit drugs
  • An understanding of the social harms to the families and immediate society of the drug user
  • An understanding of the delivery of effective, evidence based services for drug users; the commissioning environment and the models of delivery of addiction services
  • An understanding of the range of services available to manage this problem
  • Knowledge of the role of each of the professionals involved in the service
  • An understanding of the wider effects on health care service delivery and planning

 

 **PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT FOR THIS ROUND OF RECRUITMENT THIS SCHOLARSHIP WILL TAKE PLACE SOLELY IN THE SWINDON/WILTSHIRE GEOGRAPHY**

 

GP ST3 Social Media Scholarship Programme

Specific Scholarship Job description

In addition to the general aims of the scholarship programme, the purpose of this post is to offer an opportunity to develop understanding and skills in information technology for the enhancement of education within the context of the NHS. Such skills will help equip the Scholar for future appointments within deaneries, universities and the NHS as a whole.

The School is aware that information technology is rapidly developing and that we need to utilise this to enhance the learning opportunities of our GPSTs. Many of the GP educational supervisors and GP educators are from a different generation from their GPSTs and there is potentially a gap in the extent to which they use the new technology. No formal understanding of computing or programming is need.

The use of social media from an educational and communication point of view is key to the future of GP education in Severn.

Educational Opportunities

  • Improvements to current technologies for instance using social networking to promote trainees
  • Development of new technologies including use of Twitter at education events
  • The adoption of new technologies within the educational framework – sharing and developing resources across our patches
  • Development of podcasts as a way of sharing online learning
  • Research to discover other technologies that could appropriately be used by the SoPC

 

 

GP ST3 Hot topics leadership scholar

Each year, we identify amazing ideas for a scholarship, yet these are often at short notice and means that we don’t have the flexibility to appoint one! This year, we’re going to run the potential to be a Hot topics leadership scholar. 

Assuming the opportunities present themselves (and we’re confident that they will), we will finalise the final project much closer to the scholarship start date. As an example, this year we have been keen to run a liaison project with the University of Bristol to set up a special study module about antimicrobial resistance for 4th year medical students. 

Should no unique new projects arise, a hot topics scholar would be treated as a generic patch leadership scholarship so that they wouldn’t miss out. A hot topics scholar would replace an existing scholarship, where appropriate, and would allow us to be able to fill a potential gap at recruitment. We are not, therefore, expanding the total numbers of available scholarships, just that this is a different way of gaining one.

We will discuss the ideas for Hot topics projects with a candidate when we were at the interview/ appointment stage.

Specific Scholarship Job description

In addition to the general aims of the scholarship programme, the purpose of this scholarship is  to develop leadership skills within the context of new opportunities that may present themselves at short notice. This would be under the direction of the APD for Excellence and the local patch APD.

Primary care delivery and education is evolving very rapidly at present. As such we would like to have the ability to respond to exciting project ideas as they arise. Hence the idea of a Hot topics leadership scholarship to plug this gap.

Educational Opportunities

  • To identify and work up topical projects as they arise
  • Attendance on the HELM or a similar leadership course for clinicians
  • Direction, guidance and oversight from the APD for excellence, the patch APD or an experienced senior member of the local TPD team 
  • Opportunity to get involved in networking and project delivery within the overarching NHS. This may not be confined to primary care.

 

 

GP ST3 Research Scholarship

Specific Scholarship Job description

The West of England Clinical Research Network (CRN) and the Severn Post Graduate Deanery have agreed to appoint two GP Research Scholars, starting in August 2018.

The role of the CRN is to promote, encourage and support primary care organisations in undertaking both academic studies and commercial studies. Studies are adopted nationally and locally by the National institute of Health.  The CRN does not commission research.

The post will give the scholars the opportunity to work with primary care researchers, the CRN and academic primary care. The scholars will also act as champions for Primary Care research, and encourage all primary care organisations and clinicians to embrace research and to take part.

The scholars will be closely supported and mentored by the CRN’s GP Champions who are already in post. The appointed scholars will be expected to complete Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training, and to attend local, regional and national meetings hosted by the CRN and National Specialty Groups.

The posts are not limited to registrars appointed to research active practices.

Educational Opportunities 

  • Work with established GP researchers,  observe how primary care research is implemented and actively participate
  • Observe and shadow established CRN GP Research Champions
  • Understand and help implement the research process in practice
  • Meet with successful commercial and non-commercial research practices
  • Investigate core research competencies including critical appraisal skills and statistics
  • Learn management skills
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training will be provided
  • Attend the appropriate local CRN meetings and other local and national meetings
  • Networking opportunities with the CRN, other specialities, and Academic Primary Care
  • Engage with the RCGP, including its Clinical Innovation and Research Centre,  Research Ready eLearning modules, and with the editorial team at the BJGP 
  • Present talks and facilitate workshops to other GPs in training

 

 

Scholar Person Specification

Criterion

Essential

Desirable

Qualifications

Current GPST2 whose ST3 training practice is within Severn Footprint

BSc, or other relevant qualification

 

Excellent performance on Severn GPST programme including evidence by ARCP reviews

Evidence of taking on additional roles and learning opportunities whilst in Severn

Experience

Leadership role at undergraduate or postgraduate level

 

 

Experience of teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level

Knowledge and/or experience in medical or educational research

 

Interest in Public health; substance misuse or Health inequalities (if applying for these scholarships)

Evidence of existing excellence in scholarship area

Skills

Strategic thinking

 

 

Well developed verbal, written and presentation communication skills

 

 

Able to build effective professional working relationships

 

 

Computer literacy

 

 

Positive, proactive approach; “Can do” attitude.

 

 

Committed to personal development and continuous improvement of services

 

 

Awareness of the need for Sustainable Healthcare

 

Confidentiality and professionalism

Awareness of the sensitivities & confidentiality issues of working closely with the senior management team at Severn

 

Support

At training practice

 

 

From local educational team