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Clinical Education Improvement Fellows Programme


Health Education England South East (HEE SE) in partnership with the Florence Nightingale Foundation (FNF), Canterbury Christ Church University, and Council of Deans of Health, are looking to support ten Clinical Education Improvement Fellows in 2022/23 across the South East.

HEE SE and the FNF are pleased to support a second cohort of Fellowship opportunities for Nurses, Midwives, and Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) wanting to improve practice education across the South East region. This opportunity is available for up to 10 professionals currently working in the South East region. 

We are pleased to confirm that this is a fully funded opportunity where Fellows will be supported to carry out their CEIF role for a period of 12 months, while funding to temporarily fill their substantive posts are provided to their employer. 


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Virtual Drop In

Join us for a virtual drop in session to ask any questions you may have about this exciting opportunity. You may have questions about your project proposal, or more practical questions. No question is too big or small!

The virtual drop in session will be hosted on Tuesday 19 July 18:00-19:00 via Microsoft Teams. Click this link to join, no booking required – just turn up! 

Improvement Projects

Make a sustainable difference to healthcare education

Successful Clinical Education Improvement Fellows will lead and develop self-identified improvement projects, that can provide further adopt and scale within the following themes:

(Examples are not exhaustive more detail can be found in the FAQ document) 

Leadership Development Programme

As part of this opportunity the Fellows will join the Florence Nightingale Leadership Development programme. This programme has been developed with HEE SE to explore and discover their leadership style and develop the essential skills to be a courageous and confident leader. The Fellows will complete this programme alongside their 12 month CEIF role working on a project to drive innovation and quality improvement in the provision of practice placements within their local System.

The programme will be a blended experience of both face-to-face and virtual sessions.  Exact dates to be confirmed at interview.

Important Dates

24 June 2022

Applications open

24 July 2022

Applications close

25-28 July 2022


29 July 2022

Candidates notified of interviews

8 & 9 August 2022

Interviews (Face to face in London)

You will be allocated one date.

10 August 2022

Candidates notified of interview outcome

October 2022

Clinical Education Improvement Fellow roles commence

3 October 2022

Welcome Day & South East Networking Event (Face to face in London)

October 2022

Twitter with Purpose (Virtual )

Facilitated by the WeCommunities team.

November 2022

Quality Improvement (Virtual)

January 2023

Presentation of self: presence and impact (Face to face in London)

Facilitated by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA). 

February 2023

Building Your Authority (Virtual)

Facilitated by the King’s Fund.

March 2023

Political Acumen (Face to face in London)
Facilitated by Eden and Partners.

April 2023

Action Learning Sets (Virtual)

September 2023

Celebration Event (Face to face in London)

Eligibility Criteria

This Fellowship opportunity is open to registered Nurses, Midwives and AHPs and will be particularly relevant for those who aspire to leadership roles with advanced practice, or clinical education more broadly.

Applicants will need a working knowledge of practice learning and education provision within health provider and partner organisations.

We are looking for registrants already working as an AfC 7 equivalent or above. The funding model is based on the Clinical Education Improvement Fellow being internally seconded into an AfC Band 8a. Backfilling costs to cover applicants existing posts will be provided to the sponsoring organisation from HEE SE/ FNF.

Application Process

The application, shortlisting and selection processes will be administered by FNF and HEE SE.

Please note before application:

Programme Details