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What is Next Gen GP?
NextGen GP is a funded national leadership programme for trainees and new GPs. We want to engage a new generation of leaders in primary care, equipping them with the skills and networks to succeed, and empowering them with the belief that they can translate insight into impact.
What’s it all for?
In the face of unprecedented pressures the landscape of the NHS is changing rapidly, and the centre of gravity is moving rapidly towards primary care. This represents an exciting opportunity for new GPs to be involved in improving frontline services for our patients.
That said, with the largest curriculum and the shortest time to learn it all, many of us start out without a clear understanding of the system we’ll be working in, the changes being planned around us, or the tools to lead change effectively.
The NHS needs change makers, and primary care needs them too.
How do we do this?
ENERGISE: through access to the stories, perspectives and expertise of inspiring leaders.
ENGAGE: through a supportive network of like minded local trainees and early career GPs.
EMPOWER: through a series of workshops designed to increase your ability to shape care within and beyond your organisation
Leading changes programme
There is availability for fully-funded places on the new ‘Next Generation GP’ Lancashire, Manchester and South Cumbria leadership programme starting in May 2022.
After a highly successful 2021 programme across Lancashire and Manchester, the team has partnered with leadership coach Dr Robert Varnam to offer a new exciting programme for 2022 focussed on ‘leading change’.
The core of the programme consists of 5 virtual evening events and 1 face-to-face event between May and November 2022, with a choice of 3 locations across Lancashire and Greater Manchester.
Next Generation GP aims to inspire emerging and future leaders in General Practice through three core principles:
ENERGISE: through access to the stories, perspectives, and expertise of inspiring leaders at the forefront of primary care.
ENGAGE: through a supportive network of like-minded local trainees and early career GPs
EMPOWER: through a series of workshops designed to increase your ability to shape care within and beyond your organisation.
In the face of unprecedented pressures the landscape of the NHS is changing rapidly, and the centre of gravity is moving rapidly towards primary care. This represents an exciting opportunity for new GPs and trainees to be involved in improving frontline services for patients.
That said, with the largest curriculum and the shortest time to learn it all, many of us start out without a clear understanding of the system we’ll be working in, the changes being planned around us, or the tools to lead change effectively. Our belief that the success of any sustainable change in the NHS will be based on the strength of the network of people behind it was the driving force behind the creation of this programme.
Participants will benefit from the unique opportunity to learn more about the three main ‘change leadership’ issues raised by GPs:
1) How to get others on board with a plan for service improvement
2) How to handle resistance to change
3) How to use the methods of Improvement Science in everyday general practice.
The attached flyer contains details of the planned sessions and dates. Please note that as the programme is fully funded, and often over-subscribed applicants must be able to commit to attending 4 of the 6 events.
This programme is for GP trainees and early-career GPs (usually first 5-7 years post-CCT) with an interest in leading change. This includes new and existing Next Generation GP participants based across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, or South Cumbria.
How to apply
Applicants are invited to submit a brief expression of interest outlining their motivation for applying to the programme: robertvarnam.coach/lcs-lancmanc-signup/
Applications close at 9pm on Friday 6th May.