Population Health Fellowship – North West

  • Applications are now closed. Should you wish to register your interest for future cohorts, please email phpn.northwest@hee.nhs.uk  

The NHS Long-Term Plan places significant emphasis on population health and Health Education England’s Future Doctor programme has identified population health as a core theme. Increasingly, contemporary healthcare is focused on optimising patient care and outcomes at population level, and therefore clinicians across all of healthcare require skills in population health to achieve this. 

This is an opportunity for NHS clinical staff across the multi-professional team to develop skills in population health. The fellowship targets early to mid-career registered healthcare professionals providing NHS services (AfC band 6 and above, or equivalent; dentists-in-training; doctors-in-training post-FY2 and their SAS equivalent). The aim of the fellowship is to develop a network of clinicians from a non-population health background with population health skills to benefit place-based healthcare systems across England. 

It is a one-year part-time programme at two days a week alongside your substantive post, which starts on Tuesday 5th of September 2023. Fellows will work on a supervised population health project which is focused on health inequalities and will be supported by a taught programme, delivered mostly online. 

For other questions contact: phpn.northwest@hee.nhs.uk

  About this fellowship 

  • Fellows will be recruited by one of three host organisations – population health projects have been determined by those host organisations. 
  • IMPORTANT – please send your application to the host organisation and project that you are most interested in – contact details below.  
  • Application deadline for all three fellowships is 10th March 17:00hrs. 
  • Please note: You may submit a maximum of two applications only should you be interested in more than one project.  
  • The host organisation that you apply to will contact you directly regarding your application and interview process. 

Supervision and support throughout will be provided by the hosting organisation. The outcome of the fellowship will be measured through the completion of a reflective diary, project report and a project presentation.  

Interested parties can find out more here, however applicants are advised to read the Rough Guide and FAQ before applying. This includes a detailed overview of the eligibility and selection criteria for the fellowship. 


If you are a doctor or dentist in training, please note below: 

  • As soon as you submit your application, please talk to your education supervisor to seek approval and apply for LTFT (less than full time training) rather than waiting to find out if you have been successful in securing a place on the fellowship programme. 
  • For more information re LTFT please contact ltft@hee.nhs.uk


Host Organisations & contact details:

Host Organisation


Contact Details

​​Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

The project will explore Adult Community MH waiting lists and how we record and monitor ethnicity and socio-economic data. This will enable us to determine the gaps that exist in our current understanding of health inequalities for our local population. We will be able identify ‘hidden’ populations whose poorer access, experience or outcomes are not being recognised in our current data collection methods. This will empower us to improve access, experience and outcomes for these groups.

Mark Worthington and Carly Steer

Innovation Agency (Academic Health Science Network for North West Coast) Cheshire and Merseyside ICB

Utilising our CIPHA dashboard (Combined Intelligence for Population Health Action) to identify those patients most at-risk of fuel poverty who have a respiratory and/or cardiovascular condition and are in the highest risk groups in terms of mortality risk and emergency admissions. Rhiannon Clarke 
Trafford Borough Council

Designing and undertaking research around young people’s use of e-cigarettes (or ‘vapes’) to improve our understanding of vaping among under 18s in the borough of Trafford in Greater Manchester. The findings from this project will be used to develop targeted interventions to address vape use in young people locally.

Lucy Rutter and Harry Wallace


How to apply 

Selection is based on an application form and interview. Shortlisted candidates will also be required to complete an assessment prior to interview. 

Completed applications should be sent to the lead person in the host organisation you are applying to. 

Closing date for applications: 10th March 2023 17:00hrs.

Interview dates will vary and be confirmed by host organisations. 

For other questions contact:  phpn.northwest@hee.nhs.uk