Applications are now invited for the National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow Scheme 2016/17. Now in its fifth year, the scheme provides junior doctors with a unique opportunity to gain experience and insight into healthcare leadership, policy and strategy by working with senior healthcare leaders in national organisations such as NHS England, Health Education England, General Medical Council, BUPA and medical royal colleges.
Fellows spend one year involved in, and often independently leading, projects under the guidance of host organisations’ senior leadership teams. As well as the knowledge gained from their particular project, fellows gain skills in project management, collaboration, effective communication, presentation and team management. Fellows are seconded from their current trusts or employer for one year. Appointments are made in February 2016 with posts commencing from 1 September 2016.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 20 January 2016 . Please do not hesitate to contact the scheme coordinator Donna Hickford or call 020 3075 1471 for further information.
Full details on the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management site.
What is it?
The scheme provides doctors in training with the unique opportunity to spend one year working with the most senior executives in leading national healthcare-affiliated organisations to develop their skills in:
- project management
- health policy
Fellows are immersed at the centre of organisations such as NHS England, Health Education England, General Medical Council, BUPA and medical royal colleges. The scheme is sponsored by Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England’s National Medical Director, and managed by the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management.
Am I eligible?
The scheme is open to doctors in training who have full GMC registration and have completed both years of foundation training by the start of the fellowship (commencing annually from 1 September). Doctors from all specialties are welcome.
General Practice ST3 trainees with CCT before or around 1 September of the year they are applying are eligible to apply, in recognition of the shorter training programme.
How do I apply?
Candidates submit an application online and, if shortlisted, will attend a panel interview.
How does this work with my training?
Successful candidates take up the fellowship role as an out-of-programme experience.
They are seconded from their employing trust to the host organisations and will retain their existing trust terms and conditions, pension arrangements etc.