New to Practice Programme

In this section you can find information on the New to Practice Programme which is available to GPs and GP Nurses who are new to practice, working in the Hertfordshire and West Essex ICS.

It is a two-year programme of support, available to all newly-qualified GPs and nurses working substantively in general practice, with an explicit focus on working within and across a Primary Care Network (PCN).

Funding is available to release eligible GPs and GPNs to carry out the CPD sessions on this programme each year. Locums are welcome to join the elements of the programme, although will not receive funding to attend.

The CPD sessions are calculated on a pro rata basis, for example a 9 session week would give you 1 funded CPD session per week.

If you are already enrolled in the New to Practice Programme then we have compiled some useful resources to support you on your new to practice journey. These resources can be found by clicking on each of the topics below:

Background:

The New to Practice Programme is an NHSE/I national initiative designed to provide a programme of support to all newly qualified GPs and GPNs working substantively in general practice.

The framework is made up out of three themes and ten components. The themes and components are as follows:

Theme:

Component:

Support and networking

Induction

GP Mentorship/GPN Supervision

Coaching

Peer Support

Learning and development

Practice management skills

Leadership

Quality Improvement

Mentoring, supervision and coaching skills

Remote working

Portfolio Working

Opportunities for experience and integrated working

 

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More information on the national initiative can be found by clicking here.

Our local new to practice programme has been developed using the NHSE/I national initiative framework to provide a programme of support to all newly qualified GPs and GPNs who have qualified within the last twelve months and are working in a substantive role in primary care in the Hertfordshire and West Essex ICS.

Those that decide to take up the offer receive funded mentorship and funded CPD opportunities of one session per week (pro rata) for up to two years. This is designed to develop experience and support transition into the workforce as well as to discuss practice management skills, quality improvement, remote working and leadership.  New to practice fellows will also benefit from access to networking opportunities, facilitated by our First5 Leads and GP nurse tutors.

Eligibility:

  • GPs: those who have completed their CCT within the last twelve months and have started working in General Practice in a substantive post.

  • GPNs: those who have started working in General Practice substantively or newly qualified GPNs.

Benefits of Joining the New to Practice Programme:

  • Supported introduction to general practice and how your role fits in to the practice and Primary Care Network (for more information on PCNs, click here).

  • Learning time: this amounts to one session per week (pro rata) for up to two years. The time can be used towards a number of activities including coaching and mentoring and learning and development.

  • Networking: through either the GP First5 networks or the GPN tutors you will be linked in with your peers to share knowledge and experience and gain support.   

How To Book The Course And How To Apply For Funding:

Please click on download below, fill in the funding request form and email it to HWE Training Hub: hwetraininghub@nhs.net

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