preparation for practice

GP Trailblazer programme

National programme
Y&H Timetable 2023/24

National programme

Following on from the success of the scheme in Yorkshire and Humber (starting in 2018), the national element of the Trailblazer programme is now in it's third year running in other areas of England and Wales. We bring together GP post CCT Trailblazers from across the country for education (held virtually online) once per month (usually the last Friday of each month) on a national education programme. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn together and share ideas and experiences outside of our local areas. This also provides an opportunity to share some fantastic speakers and facilitators.  Current and alumni National Trailblazer GPs have joined the national educational programme from across Yorkshire and the Humber, East and West Midlands, Derbyshire, Plymouth, Wales, Lincolnshire, the North West, and East of England.

 The national education programme calendar can be accessed online below. To supplement the national programme, fellows join from a locally arranged fellowship programme. The makeup of this programme differs slightly area to area, but we encourage peer support, leadership and personal/professional development as part of the local programme. This gives the opportunity for fellows to connect, learn and support each other as part of a smaller group of other GPs in their local area face to face. We also encourage fellows to do a local project and also spend time developing their connections within their context that they are working. When fellows aren't attending the national element of the programme, they are expected to join their local fellowship programme. 

Each year we bring  our learning together for a national conference in September. 

If you have any questions about the programme please contact Dr Mathew Duke ( current national programme lead (while Rachel Steen ( is on maternity leave) or Dr Juliana Duodu ( who is the Yorkshire and Humber lead.

Save the date for our 2024 national in person conference - September 20th  10:00-16:00, The Studio, Birmingham
Please email to be added to the mailing list to keep up to date with the conference