First 5 Network

Hello and welcome to the BLMK GP First 5 Network webpage

My name is Shankari (Dr Maha) and as the Clinical Lead for this network I would like to welcome you to this exciting new initiative by BLMK, NHSE and the RCGP to support newly qualified GPs in the first five years of their career.

We support GPs by giving access to:

  • Mentoring
  • Portfolio careers and Extended Roles
  • CPD Events
  • Shadowing Opportunities
  • RCGP Events
  • Fellowships
  • Leadership, research and teaching opportunities.

If you would like to join the network and have the inside scoop on the latest opportunities and programmes in the region, please contact the First 5 Mailbox to be added to the mailing list on:

We are still looking to expand our base and get more GPs involved with the First 5 Network, so please spread the word where you can, and give out our email address to as many GPs in their First 5 years as you know!

Please get in touch with any questions, queries or suggestions you may have and we will do our best to be as responsive and helpful as possible.