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East Midlands

NHS England (Midlands) run a Dental Leadership Fellow programme. This is a 12-month programme designed for dental registrants who have an interest in developing their leadership skills. Throughout the course of their fellowship year, and beyond, Dental Leadership Fellows are encouraged to reflect on their own leadership style and to observe those in senior leadership roles. The fellows are supported to develop their understanding of NHS leadership through close working with key leaders within local dental professional networks.

A year as a Leadership Fellow is an ideal opportunity for highly motivated dental professionals in the early years of their career. The Fellows have a range of leadership development opportunities which includes national/regional projects under the supervision of an experienced mentor, monthly group coaching and opportunities to secure publications and presentations at a regional and national level.

  NHSE (WT&E) Dental Leadership Fellows 2022-2023 

A copy the latest edition of the Dental Leadership Fellow newsletter can be accessed by clicking the link below. 


Importance of Leadership in the NHS

The NHS, like most developed world health systems, is faced with multiple complex challenges; an aging population, the increasing burden of long term conditions and comorbidities, on-going health system redesign, and the integration and application of scientific advances - all set against a background of financial constraint and the need to improve productivity alongside quality of care.

The scope of these challenges necessitates that all clinicians in training develop leadership skills, both to improve current service delivery and positively impact future health systems.

Midland Dental Leadership Fellow posts offers Dental Registrants the opportunity to develop their skills in leadership, management, strategy and project management outside of their normal clinical practice.

During the Fellowship you will have the opportunity to acquire, develop and share knowledge and skills in leadership and will be challenged to think and behave differently in your leadership roles.

Please note that these Leadership Fellow posts are not recognised training posts and they do not have a national training number.


About the Sept 2024 Posts

DCP Posts - these posts have be filled for the Sept 2024 cohort 

Dentist Posts

  • 2 x 0.5WTE posts Associate GDPs (2-day leadership component only) - these posts have be filled for the Sept 2024 cohort 


  • 1 x secondary care Dentist Leadership Fellow in Oral Surgery (3 days clinical, 2 days leadership)  Applications closed 14th July 2024


  • 3 x salaried GDP post in Primary Care NHS Dental Practice (3 days clinical, 2 days leadership) OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS
    • 1 x post in Hereford
    • 1 x post in Coningsby
    • 1 x post in Northampton
  • 1 x salaried GDP post at The Maltings Dental Practice, Grantham (3 days clinical, 2 days leadership) OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS



Dentist posts are salaried at Nodal Point 4 (currently £55,329)

Pay and Conditions Circular (M&D) 4/2023

For any questions about these fellowships, please email

Applicant Information Packs 

Applicant Information Pack for Hereford

Applicant Information Pack for Coningsby

Applicant Information Pack for Northampton

Application Information Pack for The Maltings - Grantham

You are welcome to apply for more than one post 


Timelines for Primary Care Leadership Fellow Posts - Hereford, Coningsby, Northampton

Applications Close = 11th August 2024

Interviews = Friday 16th August 2024

Post Starts = Wednesday 4th September 2024

Timeline for salaried GDP post at The Maltings Dental Practice

Applications Close = 11th August 2024

Interviews = Friday 16th August 2024

Post Starts = Wednesday 4th September 2024

Timelines for Oral Surgery Leadership Fellow Post

Applications Close = 14th July 2024

Interviews = Tuesday 22nd July 2024

Post Starts = Wednesday 4th September 2024