Welcome to the Training Interface Group

Post CCT Fellowships


The Fellowships

Health Education England (Severn) has been managing recruitment to the Training Interface Groups since 2008 and has successfully placed over 350 trainees.

The fellowships are now Post-CCT and ideally suited to those doctors who have completed training with the previous two years. 

The selection process starts in October for post commencing August the of following year.  Applications are welcomed from trainees that are in their final year who will CCT prior to the posts starting.

The full details of the selection process can be found on the Recruitment Pages.

If you have any questions about the fellowships or the selection process please contact Leann King or the Recruitment Team within the South West.


Study Leave

TIG Fellows are encouraged to make applications for related courses and meetings that will complement their fellowship. There is no statuatory study leave budget, but while there is an underspend within the Training Interface Groups we will continue to support fellows with up to £1,000 in study leave funding.

This amount is per 12 months from the start of your fellowship. If you are undertaking multiple four month fellowships you will only receive up to the maximum of £1,000 in study leave funding.

Fellows are required to apply for the study leave time directly from their trust. Once this has been approved fellows require sign off from their Lead Trainer confirming approval on the Severn PGME Study Leave form which can be found below.

Study Leave Expense Claim Form

Once you have attended your course please complete the rest of form with your expense details and forward you claims by email to SEVRecruitment.SW@hee.nhs.uk.

The Training Interface Group study leave budget is provided to enhance your training. Courses applying to use these expenses should be relevant to the area that you are training in. Severn seek the approval of the TIG chair for authorisation to pay expenses. This means that any courses seen as generic and part of your general training may not be funded alongside any expenses deemed unreasonable.

Submitting Your Claim

 Before you submit your claim please ensure the following items are included:

  • Receipts for all expenses you are claiming
  • Certificate of attendance to the course/meeting

The course summary report is reviewed as part of your application so please include as much detail as possible. If it is deemed uncomprehensive then the TIG chair may request more detailed feedback before authorising your claim. This is intended to benefit both you as an individual and also to inform future fellows as the TIGs are compiling a database of courses. The document below includes the expenses claim form and a blank report template is attached if you wish to follow the same format.

Please note that your claim cannot be processed without these items. 

Please also note that the study leave is intended for UK courses only.