Recruitment for August 2017—
See gprecruitment.hee.nhs.uk for details.
4 Year Academic GP Training The Norwich STS has one academic GP placement available on the Scheme in conjunction with the UEA School Of Medicine
2.5 Year GP Training with Transferable ST Competencies
It is now possible to transfer up to 6 months of appropriate ST training and shorten your GP training.
From August 2017 the three, long established GP Speciality Training Schemes in Norfolk are merging to form the Norfolk GPSTS scheme.
Trainees will be based between The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and one of the James Paget University Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
The NNUH is a large, purpose built, 21st Century Hospital adjacent to the University of East Anglia Campus. Sited towards the west of Norwich, it provides a full range of acute services in a modern setting, with a catchment population of 800,000.
The QEH and JPUH are UEA teaching hospitals providing acute services to their local populations
The scheme offers placements for Academic Clinical Fellows in GP training, in conjunction with the school of medicine at the UEA. The academic GP training post comprises 18m hospital and 18m GP practice with a further 12m working in research and an MSc qualification.
There are 96 Norfolk General Practices that host GP Trainee placements. Each trainee will spend 6m in ST1 and all of ST3, making 18m of the 36 months training within General Practices. This offers each trainee a chance to sample at least 2 from the variety of available practices, which range from Singlehanded, to Large Group Practices, Inner-City to Rural, PMS & GMS, Dispensing and Non-Dispensing. The practices are balanced and paired in terms of geography.
The Scheme also encourages applicants interested in the 4 year Global Health Fellowship scheme which includes the opportunity to work overseas in a resource poor rural South African community
The scheme operates a fortnightly day-release course which GP Trainees in practice and hospital placements attend. This currently takes place at the NANIME centre at the hospital, and in future will also use the post-graduate education facilities at QEH, JPUH and GP practices teaching facilities.