SEL New to Practice Fellowship Programme – Salaried Portfolio Innovation Scheme (SPIN)

This two year nationally funded programme of support, learning and development is available to all newly qualified GPs and general practice nurses (GPNs), who hold a substantive role for four or more clinical sessions. With an explicit focus on working within and across a Primary Care Network, the SPIN component of the programme offers:

  • Introduction into permanent GP or GPN employment with portfolio opportunity for 2 years
  • Access to funding for 1-2 portfolio or CPD session per week and individual CPD budget

For a total of nine sessions (incl. clinical sessions), the set rate for the portfolio session reimbursement in south east London (SEL) is £10,500 for GPs and £5,500 for GPNs.

Directory of Portfolio Opportunities

The role descriptions of the available portfolio opportunities are listed below

The Southwark Team for Early Psychosis (STEP) is a borough wide community service working in Southwark with over 300 service users experiencing first episode psychosis. STEP work closely with a large multidisciplinary team to promote social inclusion and recovery. This is an exciting opportunity for a newly qualified fellow in Southwark to join the team and help improve the physical health of the service users.

Further information can be found in the role description.

‘I started working for the GP care home service soon after completing my GP training. Advantages include no restriction of having to see patients every 10 minutes, working in a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) and well-established links with local hospital and community teams. There is always support available from other GPs and health care professionals working in the team. Working in the care home provide opportunities to develop new projects, services, and leadership as well as management skills. It is very rewarding and enjoyable to work with our elderly patients. This would be a fantastic opportunity to join our wonderful, dedicated team and do something different and rewarding.’

Quay Health Solutions CIC (QHS) looks after three nursing homes and five residential homes in the London Borough of Southwark. This is an excellent opportunity for a newly qualified GP in Southwark to join the team and deliver all elements of primary care including geriatric medicine in a supportive and developmental environment.

Further information can be found in the role description.

HM Prison Brixton has a dedicated healthcare team who is passionate about helping the prison population to improve the long-term health of offenders and lower the rates of emergency hospital admissions. This is an exciting opportunity for a GP fellow to provide prison healthcare and work with a multi-disciplinary team to provide alcohol misuse support and tackle mental health issues.

Further information can be found in the role description.

Guy’s and St Thomas’ is one of the largest hospital trusts in the country, with a staff of over 12,000, a turnover of around £1 billion and one million patient contacts a year. This is an opportunity for a newly qualified GP fellow to deliver teaching to medical students, gain experience of working within a medical educational environment, to learn about the educational process, educational development and improve teaching skills. 

Further information can be found in the role description.

Who can apply?

  • Newly qualified GPs within 18 months of qualifying in substantive roles employed in the borough
  • All GPNs new to primary care or those in substantive roles, who have qualified within 12 months
  • Newly qualified GPNs undertaking the six-month fundamental course or the one year academic course
  • Participants may also be international recruits, where they meet the other criteria

To express interest or portfolio ideas, please contact the Training Hub in Southwark at

For any questions, please contact Parise Wiggins (the SEL Fellowship Programme Support) at