A new NIHR Fellowship opportunity for those based in Local Authorities, but this time offering fully funded PhD fellowships (modelled on the ICA Programme CDRF).

This pilot scheme has been designed to support the academic ambitions of individuals wishing to develop as health and/or social care researchers whilst remaining employed within, or at least salaried to support, local authorities or local authority supporting services.

With the exception of doctors and dentists, who can already access equivalent dedicated funding opportunities, these awards are available to individuals of any profession or background. Applicants must, however, be employed by:

  • a local authority
  • non-NHS provider of local authority commissioned services
  • a non-profit organisation (such as a charity) that provides services on behalf of a local authority, or supports a local authority in meeting its objectives.

The scheme is now inviting applications which will close on 15 June.

As part of the Population Health and Prevention programme, Health Education England (HEE) has launched a new Population Health Fellowship programme for health care workers in the NHS. There are 14 fellowships available for all NHS clinical staff (AFC Band 6 and above/Post Foundation Training) including doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, dentists, healthcare scientists, pharmacists and others, to develop skills in population health.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to be seconded part-time to work collaboratively within a local organisation or more widely across a healthcare system. Fellows will be supported to acquire population health competencies and expected to lead on a population health project and will be based either in their current healthcare organisation or elsewhere, depending upon the Fellowship to which they are appointed. The programme will be launched across HEE’s seven regions.

It is HEE’s intention that the Fellowships will accelerate the development of population health advocates and provide a growing network within the NHS multidisciplinary workforce committed to a population health approach in their day to day work.

Useful information:

Fellowships will last one year, starting in 2020.

Applications are now open. The deadline for applications is midnight Friday 4 October 2019.

Candidates who are successfully shortlisted can expect to be called for the next level of selection processes in October 2019.


The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust 2019 Travelling Fellowships are now open for applications.

A Churchill Fellowship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand your professional and personal horizons by travelling abroad for up to two months, researching innovative practice on a topic of your choice.

Everyone can apply, regardless of age or background, and no qualifications are required.

For 2019 Fellowships will be awarded for topics including these categories:

  • Healthcare: innovations for the twenty-first century
  • Migration: living well together
  • Nursing & Allied Health Professions
  • Suicide: prevention, intervention and postvention

Closing date: 18 September 2018

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) is delighted to announce two new honorary Fellows and the launch of its fourth annual report, detailing the progress and many highlights of the iHV over the last year.

Dame Elizabeth Fradd and Lord Victor Adebowale received their honorary Fellowships of the Institute of Health Visiting at the iHV’s fourth annual celebration event held in London yesterday evening (7 December).  The awards, in recognition of their encouragement to found the Institute and their continued support of both the iHV and the health visiting profession, mark the high esteem in which they are held by the Institute’s board.

Dame Elizabth Fradd receiving her honorary Fellowship from Pamela Goldberg OBE, chair of iHV
Picture by: www.matthewwalkerphotography.com

Lord Victor Adebowale receiving his honorary Fellowship from Pamela Goldberg OBE, chair of iHV
Picture by: www.matthewwalkerphotography.com

Dr Cheryll Adams CBE, executive director of the Institute of Health Visiting said:

“It was a real pleasure to welcome both Dame Elizabeth Fradd and Lord Victor Adebowale onto the stage at our annual celebration event to receive their honorary Fellowships of the Institute. Both were instrumental in supporting the founding of the Institute five years ago and this is an acknowledgement of their continued interest in our work.”

The iHV annual report, was also launched during the iHV’s annual celebration event, detailing the Institute’s developments over the past 12 months.

Dr Cheryll Adams CBE, executive director of the Institute of Health Visiting said:

“I am absolutely delighted to share our latest annual report and, as we celebrate our fourth birthday, I would like to thank everyone who has helped to make the Institute the organisation it is today.  Together, with our members, Fellows and partners, we will continue to work hard to protect and strengthen the health of children, families and communities into the future.”