Doctors (GPs)

Professional Education and Development (PED) Course 2021

A personal development, resilience and leadership course run for GPs by GPs 

The professional education and development course (PED) is a course run each year for GPs. PED is aims to help established GPs develop their management, resilience and leadership skills.

It is supported by Health Education England for GPs in the previous North West and Mersey deanery areas.
Participants are asked for a contribution towards the cost.
The next course will start in October 2021.

If you would like to apply for this course please follow the link here which will allow you to complete the application form and submit it online.

More information here:

There are 2 main Fellowships available to GPs currently. See below:

  • Health Education England Post-CCT Fellowships

  • NHS England New to Practice Fellowship Scheme

Click here for more information on Fellowships.

As usual HEE will be signposting doctors who might be thinking about a career as a GP to the GPNRO Choose GP website pages  Content has been reviewed and as always, its success is down to our never-ending army of volunteers. HEE know peer to peer recommendations and sharing experiences work best so we’ve (only just) set up a Choose GP Instagram page to complement Facebook.

Don’t forget the roles overview page on the HEE website with signposts to local offices and more information.  

  • See the material on the Health Education England website. These resources are based on user feedback and are signed off ready for use. You’ll find links under the accordion ‘Improving recruitment into general practice.’  
  • The animated FAQs help prompt and signpost relevant information on the GPNRO website. The GP career paths are a visual way of presenting GP stories and some are also featured in the Choose GP section. The viewing stats are all checked regularly – we receive thousands of views
  • HEE have recorded some informal conversations virtually, between GPs and members of the practice team. Presented as videos and podcasts, these will be promoted in this round. I’ve included links to the first 2 for ease. The next session is with a GP and Physician Associate

    GP Amir Khan and Clinical Pharmacist Iram Riaz video and podcast 

    GP Sandy Khosla and Advanced Nurse Practitioner Julia Taylor video and podcast 


Final applications for 2021 GP specialty training, opens on the 27 July – 18 August 2021.
Please ‘like’ and follow the #Choose GP  Facebook and Instagram page to keep up to date with news and views.


3-Step GP Trainer Journey

To support the ongoing expansion of GP Training and the Primary Care Workforce, the NW School of General Practice (in conjunction with the NW Training Hubs) has developed a new GP Trainer Journey. This is a 3-step pathway that will allow GPs to develop their educational skills to their preferred level.

The 3 steps of the GP Trainer journey are:

  • Step 1 – Foundation Supervisor
  • Step 2 – GPST Clinical Supervisor
  • Step 3 – GPST Educational Supervisor

The GP Trainer Journey document also includes information about other courses you may be interested in, including the Wider Workforce Clinical Supervisor Course facilitated by the Training Hubs.

See above for an overview of the GP Trainer Journey, along with information regarding upcoming course dates, course objectives and eligibility criteria.

You will notice that some of the courses running in the coming months are already full because we are currently transitioning to the new 3-step model. We will be running all courses on an ongoing basis and will advertise further dates accordingly, however please use the relevant contact details provided to register your interest in any of the courses listed.

Please note that if you are booked onto the Basic Trainers Course (BTC) starting in October, you will not need to have completed the other stages described, however future BTC applicants will.