GP Fellowship – ME/CFS

Applications Close: 09 August 2019

Salary: Negotiable

Contract Length: 1 year

This is an exciting opportunity for a GP within their first 5 years of general practice. The GP Fellowship scheme supports personal and professional growth of a GP by facilitating a high quality and multi-facing professional experience.

This GP Fellowship post is for an initial period of 1 year to develop skills in a specialist area: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). The Quadram Institute based in Norwich, Norfolk have partnered with the UK ME charity Invest In ME Research to support the research into role.

The objective of the GP Fellowship is to contribute to the research area of this debilitating condition, improving patient outcomes and also for the Fellow to go on and be a champion of ME/CFS research in Norfolk & Waveney.

This scheme is open to both GPs that have existing roles in practices and also new GPs looking to relocate to Norfolk & Waveney. We have multiple practices that would be delighted to welcome a GP into their practice. The GP Fellowship post would play an essential role in the local healthcare economy; with the GP being employed within a local general practice.

Structure of the GP Fellowship Scheme:

  • 2 days (4 sessions) traditional practice. The salary for this is negotiable with the host practice – who act as the sole employer.
  • 1 day (2 sessions) with the Quadram Bioscience Institute. Please see document titled appendix 1 for a description of the Fellowship post.
    The sessional rate for this is non-negotiable*.
  • 1 day (2 sessions) of protected learning and education. This will be focused around upskilling in the area of ME/CFS. This funding element of the role will be funded by the Norfolk CCGs* and is non-negotiable.

*Both the Quadram Bioscience Institute and Norfolk CCG salary contributions for the Fellow are paid to the host practice. Who then pay the GP through their payroll system.


The Quadram Bioscience Institute will be hosting interviews for Fellows to determine their suitability to be involved on the project.

All checks to determine eligibility to perform general practice would be carried out by the practice manager.

Valid GMC registration, registration on the National Performers List and a license to practice is essential. 


  • Evidence of self-directed learning and insight into areas that need further education and training
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to articulate the core values of General Practice
  • Evidence of initiative in achieving educational and professional objectives


  • Flexible approach to working arrangements.
  • Understanding of the range of problems affecting healthcare in Norfolk and Waveney.
  • Adaptability in terms of working in a variety of workplaces of the GP fellowship period and a commitment to collaborative working.
  • Eager to contribute to the grander picture of helping patients in the Norfolk & Waveney healthcare system and is receptive to being a champion of ME/CFS treatment during and post Fellowship. 


  • Placing the needs of the population at the centre of everything we do.
  • Ensuring every member of the workforce is valued.
  • Working collaboratively and inclusively.
  • Taking a proactive and innovative approach.
  • Organisational and individual commitment and accountability. 


We aim to receive all applications and/or CVs by 9th August 2019. This will be followed by interviews and confirmation of placements and practices. We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we have received sufficient applications to shortlist. All offers of appointment are dependent upon successful pre-employment checks.

For more information please download the Job Description/Person Specification

To apply, please email a CV and covering letter to