Primary Care Fellowship Academy


What is the Primary Care Fellows Academy?

The PCFA is a multi-professional virtual academy for all clinical fellows working in primary care at all career stages. GPs, nurses, AHPs, and other roles undertaking any Fellowship, from across the South West region are eligible to participate in a variety of learning opportunities and connect with peers from across the South West.

 As a wider CPD opportunity, PCFA events are designed to complement & enhance other workforce development programmes on offer within Devon including the NTP fellowship. To take part in PCA events or to join any of the special interest groups please contact the team direct.

 Fellows Education Programme

The Education Programme is a bimonthly programme of educational events with expert speakers and local champions, covering a wide range of topics. These events are open to all clinical fellows working in primary care in the South West.

Developing personal mentoring and coaching skills to support patients and colleagues

Wed 29 Sept – 13:30 - 16:15

Dr Vik Mohan (GP and coach)

Tackling Health Inequalities

Tues 23 Nov 18.30-21.00

Dr Richard Ayres and current Health Inequality fellows will introduce this topic, talk about local and national initiatives and share their enthusiasm.

Future Events:

Patient Engagement  - Owen Richards, 19th January 2022, Afternoon.

Presenting a case for changeSophie Norton, 10th March 2022, Evening.

Working in NetworksDr Mike Holmes, 4th May 2022, Afternoon.

Making Meetings more productive - Primary Care Academy, 28th June 2022  Evening.

Special Interest Groups

The Primary Care Academy is also coordinating pan-South West "special interest groups" to bring together Primary Care Fellows for learning in an expertly facilitated group, from across the whole of the South West. Please contact the team if you are interested in joining any of the groups below:

  • Health Inequalities
  • Leadership Development
  • Education
  • Primary Care Research 
  • CPD Opportunities

The Academy has previously offered the opportunity to undertake a Masters level module in Primary Care at University of Exeter Medical School to all PCA participants. If this is something you may be interested in in future, please contact the team.

For more information contact the Primary Care Academy on