NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH RESEARCH (NIHR). ACADEMIC CLINICAL FELLOWSHIPS IN GENERAL PRACTICE AND PRIMARY CARE
East of England Deanery - Cambridge (1 post)
The East of England Deanery, in collaboration with the General Practice & Primary Care Research Unit, School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge, will jointly offer an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow post to start in August 2013. Training is fully integrated into the highly regarded Cambridge GPST Programmes, and an academic strand will be maintained across the whole four-year period tailored to the post-holder\'s needs. Training will be based in the associated primary and secondary care trusts, with learning opportunities across the East of England Region R&D infrastructure.
Academic Clinical Fellows will be on one of the rotations on the Cambridge GPST for the four years of their training. During this time they will spend 6 months in clinical and academic general practice, followed by 12 - 18 months in hospital posts. They will then spend 50% of their time in the academic environment, and the remainder in general practice, possibly with some community posts. The academic programme incorporates generic research methods training and completion of a specific project under the supervision of a senior GP academic with a view to developing an application for a doctoral training fellowship.
Strong candidates with an interest in primary care research are encouraged. Successful applicants will be encouraged to take the Masters in Clinical Sciences (Primary Care) or equivalent degree and will receive individually tailored academic mentoring and supervision in order to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in research methods and medical education. The academic attachment will include experiential learning about primary care research and medical education leading to journal publication. Clinical training will focus on the generalist clinical knowledge base and special skills in the area of research interest.
about the University department can be found at http://www.medschl.cam.ac.uk/gppcru
Specific enquiries about the Cambridge scheme can be addressed to
The person specification for entry is common to all Deaneries. All applications must be made via the National Recruitment Office for General Practice Training website www.gprecruitment.org.uk by completing both the standard GP training application and the additional academic training form. Those making an unsuccessful application for academic training will still be considered for a standard GP specialty training programme and a number of Deaneries also offer options other than the NIHR Fellowships for academic development.
Selection process and Interview dates
The academic interview will also assess suitability for clinical training, and clinical training posts will be provisionally reserved for applicants recommended for a Fellowship. However all applicants interviewed for academic posts (whether recommended for fellowships or not) will also be asked to subsequently attend a Selection Centre for clinical placement at their allocated Deanery. Even if you have been offered an academic place it is conditional upon your being assessed as fit for clinical training.
See Calendar for key dates relating to recruitment for August 2013. (http://www.gprecruitment.org.uk/calendar.html)
• The national GP recruitment site http://www.gprecruitment.org.uk/index.htm
• The E of E Deanery http://www.eoedeanery.nhs.uk/medical/page.php?area_id=63