Population Health Fellowship – North West

  • Fellowships in Population Health, funded by Health Education England will commence in September 2022, 2 days per week for 1 year, supported by a complementary education programme.
  • Applications are now closed. Applications for Cohort 4 will open in early 2023 on this page.

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 1-year part-time programme at 2 days a week alongside clinical practice. Population Health Fellows will lead on a population health project and will be supported by a blended mostly online and virtual learning programme.

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

Applications are now closed. Applications for Cohort 4 will open in early 2023.

Host Organisations & contact details Cohort 3 (2022):

Host Organisation


Contact Details

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust 

Focusing on C&YP with disabilities, who experience many challenges and barriers to volunteering. Leading on core elements of the new REYVAA project (REcruiting Young Volunteers to support Alder Hey’s Academy).

Katherine Birch, Director, Alder Hey Academy


Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust & University of Liverpool

System P is the whole system approach to addressing multiagency, multisector challenges that negatively impact population health and will deliver transformational change in service provision through collaborative working. Watch the video here

Wes Baker, Director of Strategic Analytics, Economics and Population Health Management


Ben Barr, Professor in Applied Public Health Research


Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust (WCHC) 

Exploring how people from the 5 clinical priority areas described in Core20PLUS5 can be identified from practice and community service lists and supported through a coordinated approach on a Primary Care Network (PCN) footprint.

Neil Perris, Head of Inclusion & Inequalities


Healthier South Wirral Primary Care Network

Examining the links between fuel poverty and cold home ill health; researching to understand the challenges of these households and working with them and local partners to codesign solutions.

Karen Livesy, Practice Business Manager


Trafford Council - Public Health

Developing a strategic School Streets programme in Trafford, building upon successful work with Living Streets which has increased numbers of children walking/cycling to specified schools.

Eleanor Roaf, Director of Public Health, Trafford


Greater Manchester Health and Care Partnership

Implementing of the Greater Manchester Health Inequalities plan, including Tackling Inequalities and achieving equity by Giving Every Child the Best Start in Life, and Shaping Healthy Public Policy and Regulation.

Deborah Thompson, Consultant in Public Health


The Christie NHS Foundation Trust 

Looking at frail, later life patients within a lung cancer pathway; working on a mixed investigation/intervention model, contributing to design, and researching outcomes, on Frailty pathways within ‘disease groups’ within the Trust.

Richard Fuller, Director of Christie Education


Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Surgery

Focusing on data discovery, identifying where data is held across the ICS, what data is held, who controls it, what data flows exist, what governance issues occur and what needs to be done for better integration to enable big data analytics.

Stephen Dobson, Chief Information Officer for Central Lancashire ICP


Vishnu Chandrabalan


Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Fylde Coast Place Based Partnership)

Exploring the impact of social prescribing, including green prescribing, on people with poor control of their respiratory condition.

Heather Catt, Consultant in Public Health



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.

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.

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.

Interview dates will vary and be confirmed by host organisations.

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

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

Population Health Fellowship – North West: Supporting Documents
Title Date added File type
Frequently Asked Questions 28/03/2022 12:39:14 docx
Population Health Fellowship Rough Guide 28/03/2022 12:39:15 pdf