Last month the Surrey Next Gen GP Programme was launched by Surrey Heartlands Senior Responsible Officer Dr Claire Fuller, herself a GP, who said: “I am delighted to be launching Next Gen GP in Surrey. It is a great programme and I would urge colleagues to please spread the word to trainee and newly qualified GPs.”

This month she appeared alongside Professor Nick Harding OBE, Senior Clinical Advisor to NHS England for Integrated Care Systems and Chair of Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG at the Programme’s first event.

‘Next Generation GP’ is a national fully funded programme for emerging leaders in general practice designed by, and for, a group of early-career GPs and trainees. The aim is to inspire early career GPs (trainees and those in their first seven years post completion of training) to be informed leaders as well as excellent clinicians, with the insight and connections they need to change and improve the system in which we work.

“In the face of unprecedented pressures, the landscape of the NHS is changing rapidly with the centre of gravity rapidly shifting towards primary care. This represents an exciting opportunity for GPs, with their unique overview across the system, to be involved in improving frontline services for patients,” said Dr Fuller.

The programme framework consists of a series of evening events. Full details on how to apply for a place at future events and what to expect can be found here.