The Trailblazer Programme started in 2018 in Yorkshire and the Humber and was closely modelled on the Deep End pioneer scheme in Scotland. In 2020, after two amazingly evaluated cohorts, we were delighted to expand the new-to-practice GP programme to other parts of England, with opportunities in Y&H, East and West Midlands, the South West and the North East.
The Trailblazer programme includes:
1) Innovative Trailblazer Training Posts for more than 30 GP Specialty Trainees in Yorkshire and Humber (commenced August 2020) – click here for more information
2) A national programme of new-to-practice Trailblazer GP Fellowships in Yorkshire and Humber for recently qualified General Practitioners – click here for more information
The schemes allow motivated trainees and recently qualified GPs to work in practices in areas of socio-economic deprivation. The aim is to develop the skills, knowledge, experience and resilience to stay working in these challenging, but incredibly rewarding, environments and to help practices in under-doctored areas to recruit and retain GPs.