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Primary Care Training Hubs    

Building the Workforce – the New Deal for General Practice published in January 2015 set the vision for training hubs where groups of GP practices could offer inter-professional training to primary care staff, extending the skills base within general practice and developing a workforce which can meet the challenge of new ways of working.

In July 2015 the Primary Care Workforce Commission’s report The future of primary care: Creating teams for tomorrow recommended the need to develop a truly multi professional workforce in primary care consisting of nurses, pharmacists, paramedics, physiotherapists, and other allied health professionals (AHPs).

The General Practice Forward View published in 2016 set out the plan to support and develop the wider workforce within primary care by investing in multi-disciplinary training hubs in every part of England.

The NHS Long Term Plan published in January 2019 set out how over the next 10 years, the NHS will move to a new service model in which patients get more options, better support, and properly joined-up care at the right time in the optimal setting. The plan pledged an additional £4.5 billion a year for Primary and Community Care and highlighted the importance of bringing together different professionals to provide better coordination of care and develop more rapid community response teams.

NHS England and the BMAs publication Investment and evolution: A five-year framework for GP contract reform to implement The NHS Long Term Plan published in January 2019 builds on these recommendations and sets out a timeframe and funding provision to aid the develop of a truly multi professional workforce in primary care via the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme.

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) fully support the need to develop a multi-professional workforce and have embraced this in  Fit for the Future: A Vision for General Practice  published in May 2019.


HEE Wessex Primary Care Training Hubs (formally known as Community Education Provider Networks) is a multi-system network of community, primary care, and education providers within a specified geography. Across the Hampshire and Dorset STP area, HEE Wessex has developed four training hubs which provide sustainable development and upskilling for the non-medical workforce. The Hampshire and Dorset local training hubs are based around the existing GP education network offices in:

              · Winchester (Mid-Wessex)

              · Southampton and New Forest

              · Portsmouth and Isle of Wight

              · Dorset


The key functions of the Wessex Primary Care Training Hubs are to:

              ·Support Workforce Planning

              ·Respond to Local Workforce Needs

              ·Provide Education Programme Coordination

              ·Ensure Education Quality

              ·Developing Educational Faculty
              ·Developing Existing Workforce



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