Clinical Support Fellow

Tenure

  • From February 2019 to July 2019

Time commitment and remuneration

  • 4 sessions per month 

Remuneration

  • 4 Sessions per month, at £217.30 per session (1 session = 4 hours)

Expenses

Annual allowance of up to £2200 per annum for travel and accommodation (funded by NHS England)

The Role

We are seeking to recruit a Clinical Support Fellow to work as part of the General Practice At Scale programme. The Clinical Support Fellow will support the expansion of this programme to provide support to primary care professionals around Primary Care Networks. The programme is funded by NHS England and led by the RCGP.

In response to the challenges they are facing, many practices in England have moved away from a traditional model of general practice and towards a more collaborative, ‘at scale’ way of working. The delivery of care continues to shift with an increasing focus on collaborations between practices, community services and health and social care. This is a relatively undocumented development and so many organisations are trying to finding their own way with others struggling to know where to start.

The General Practice at Scale programme aims to obtain a better understanding of how collaborative organisations are changing to work with networks, why networks are being created and what makes them successful. It also seeks to support networks as they develop and influence the future policy direction of collaborative working. It is very much led by the profession, for the profession.

The first phase of the programme ran from 2015-16. Key achievements included launching the Online Learning Network (OLN – a knowledge management repository for at scale working), the establishment and growth of a network of individuals and organisations with an interest in working at scale and a survey of GPs and CCGs. In 2017-18, we held a national event and published a report around quality and efficiency at scale.

The post holder will support the development of networks through the creation of tools to help practices and GPs on this journey. This project aims to:

  • Support networks to create case studies to outline the challenges and solutions around setting up networks
  • Support peer learning through a site visit for 5 networks
  • Develop and record podcasts 
  • Explore the unique challenges in rural collaborative practices and networks using a roundtable 
  • Support the analysis of the RCGP 2019 survey on at scale and primary care networks

The Clinical Support Fellow will work collaboratively with existing Clinical Champions, Senior Project Manager and Programme Officer to achieve successful outcomes in these areas and promote the at scale and network working.

How to apply

The RCGP aims to encourage and maintain the highest possible standards of patient care in general practice. We are looking to recruit a member of the RCGP who can work collaboratively to raise the profile and awareness of this work within both general practice and the wider primary care community with the aim of improving the quality of care and patient outcomes.

In particular we would like to know why you think the clinical area is important to general practitioners, and what interest and/or experience you have in General Practice at Scale. 

Send your CV and a supporting statement (no longer than 1-page) to GPatScale@rcgp.org.uk to be received no later than 28 February 2019.

Interview date

Interviews will be held week beginning 4 March 2019

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