RCP Obesity Fellowships

Closing Date: 10/11/2022

Fellowships for trainee members of the Royal College of Physicians to undertake a one-year placement at an NHS trust that has a dedicated specialist weight management service to carry out training in obesity medicine and lead the establishment of new weight management services to reduce disparity in obesity care.

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has established the Obesity Fellowships, funded by Novo Nordisk, to address the lack of structured obesity medicine training in current medical specialties training curricula and help address the inconsistency in obesity services across the UK, as identified by the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) review.

The Fellowships will provide funding over one year to enable pre-CCT members of RCP to undertake a placement at an NHS trust that has a dedicated specialist weight management service to carry out training in obesity medicine and develop as a leader in obesity medicine.

Eligible NHS Trusts are those that have a dedicated specialist weight management service recognised by the Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO) as a centre for obesity management, which include:

  • Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
  • University Hospital of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
  • King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
  • Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
  • University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Obesity fellows will receive training in undertaking clinical trials in people with obesity, gain knowledge and extensive experience in obesity medicine and lead the establishment of new weight management services enabling them to deliver high quality patient care.

Obesity fellows will:

  • Be employed by the NHS trust and have a named local physician responsible for their training
  • Gain knowledge and practical clinical experience of managing people with severe obesity
  • Receive training in undertaking clinical trials in people with obesity
  • Be involved in initiatives aimed at training other healthcare professionals regarding the complexities of obesity
  • Provide training in obesity medicine to medical students, post-graduate students and other healthcare professionals as well as be able to provide local clinical expertise to their trusts, CCGs/ICS and regions
Funding body Royal College of Physicians of London
Maximum value £60,400
Reference ID S24409
Category Medical Research
Fund or call Fund