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The all Wales integrated care General Practitioner (GP) fellowship allows GPs to work in a stimulating clinical role, with protected time for mentoring and study leave, towards a higher qualification. Skills in the chosen primary care clinical or non-clinical specialty are developed with specialist support and help build a portfolio career. The fellowship provides a supportive practice and GP mentorship while using enhanced skills outside their General Medical Services (GMS) role. 

The programme for new and mid-career GPs, lasts 12 months and builds on early programmes in Hywel Dda and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Boards. 


Benefits of the scheme

GPs, GP practices and health boards will all benefit from this scheme. Here’s how:



Fellowships are being developed across primary and secondary care, placing fellows in both community and hospital settings.  All seven health boards are supporting this scheme and working with HEIW to develop roles that will attract GPs to work in our rural and deprived areas as well as urban centres.


What a working week looks like during the fellowship

Each fellowship is developed around the requirements of the health board, the qualification applied for, the practice and the fellow. A typical working week would involve a four-day commitment, for example:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning GP session Specialist clinic Peer learning GP session Free
Afternoon GP session Specialist clinic Educational session GP session Free


Choosing a specialty to work in

Each fellowship supports the needs of local populations and makes best use of the skills you bring as a GP. Posts will be advertised for specific specialties that are practiced in the community, for example, sexual health, prison medicine, health inclusion, and dermatology. Each fellow applies for a specific programme within a set specialist area.


Find out more

For GPs:

Registered GPs and GPST expected to completed training before 31/08/2023 can sign up to NHS jobs to ensure you hear about fellowships in your area.

You can also contact the training team in your health board for more information or reach out to our Primary Care Team at HEIW via


For GP practices:

If you are a GP Practice interested in hosting a fellow, please contact, Programme Director.


For health boards:

If your health board would like to offer a specialty for this scheme, please contact, Programme Director.