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Multi-Professional Roles in Primary Care

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.

Across the Wessex Region there are multiple providers of primary care who have already embraced this vision and others who are just beginning this journey.

The Wessex Primary Care Training Hubs team is committed to provide support to all providers of NHS Primary Care services across the Wessex region to help make this vision become a reality.

One of the most effective ways to develop a multi-professional workforce in primary care is to ensure healthcare students are given the opportunity to undertake placements in primary care during their education and training . The training hubs team work closely with all the Higher Education Institutes across the region to provide these opportunities. To aid with this we have produced a guide for employers on Developing Multi-Professional Student Placements in Primary Care. The guide provides answers to some frequently asked questions around hosting students including the duration of student placements and placement tariff available.


The multi-professional non-medical workforce currently identified as working in primary care across the Wessex region includes:

Health Care Assistants


Nursing Associates

Occupational Therapists


Pharmacy Professionals

Physician Associates


General Practice Assistants (GPAs)



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