Trailblazer applications for Yorkshire and Humber

Trailblazer post-CCT fellowship Briefing 2021/22 – Yorkshire and Humber region

Applications to host Post-CCT Trailblazer Fellowship applications in Yorkshire and Humber are now open. Applications can be submitted using this form until midnight on 18th June 2021. Posts must commence by October 2021.

Relevant documents can be downloaded using the links below.

Yorkshire and Humber Trailblazer post-CCT fellowships must be hosted by a practice whose IMD 2019 score is above 41 (practices with the most deprived 10% of practice populations nationally) or where the focus of the fellowship is on the care of vulnerable / marginalised groups and/or a specific focus on tackling health inequalities.

The fellowship scheme is supported by a programme of learning, coaching and professional development delivered by the Fair Health team. Details of the current and previous years schemes can be found on

The Trailblazer GP’s week will consist of:

  • Up to 8 sessions of clinical general practice (like any other salaried GP)
  • 2 sessions per week of personal and practice development time

The Trailblazer GP fellow benefits from fully funded:

  • Monthly programme of relevant education covering topics such as multi-morbidity, substance misuse, care of homeless patients, social prescribing, care of new migrants, chronic pain (See Y+H example month)
  • Monthly facilitated peer-group sessions with fellow Trailblazer GPs for discussion and reflection
  • One-to-one coaching sessions
  • Time to spend with other relevant health and third sector organisations e.g.
  • homelessness or drug and alcohol services

The practice benefits from:

  • Two sessions per week of GP backfill funding to support release for development time
  • An attractive offer to potential applicants
  • Being more likely to fill a vacancy
  • The opportunity to build a relationship with a potential long-term GP
  • Reduced locum costs
  • Possible practice development work from the trailblazer GP

Frequently asked questions

Who advertises? Who employs? The practice will advertise, interview and employ the GPs and fairhealth and HEE will have no employment relationship with the fellow (the same as all post-CCT fellowships)

How long should the contract be? The contract should be for a minimum of 1 year. Longer can be offered, but funding to support the 2 sessions personal development will be payable only for one year

Indemnity? This should be arranged by the host practice as for any other GP position

Are there restrictions on the timetable/days of work? The post will be for 4-8 clinical sessions (plus 2 developmental) to be negotiated between the practice and the GP. The Trailblazer GP will need to be released for regular education sessions and these will be on a fixed day to be determined (currently a Friday each week)

What about the educational money? This will sit with HEE and is used to fund the educational programme.

Further information is available by contacting Dr Tom Ratcliffe (GP Tutor at HEE) on

We expect that other localities will be offering Trailblazer posts in due course.