Training Hubs, previously known as CEPNs, are commissioned and supported by Health Education England as networks of education and service providers based in the community, established in 2015. They are tasked with increasing capacity for future workforce training in the community and the development of current and future workforce around the needs of a geographically defined population.
Expectation from training hubs is to work across boundaries to educate multidisciplinary workforce, transform education training and retention to meet the needs of the population served, provide financial framework and quality assurance whilst aiming to cover the whole ICS/STP area.
Southwark Training Hub priority areas of work are student placements in primary care, ongoing Continuous Professional Development for nursing and AHP staff, developing GP and GPN SPIN/New to Fellowship, Trainee Nursing Associate programme and non-clinical staff training programmes. Training Hub also supports the Protected Learning Time events and Nursing staff Forum taking place every month. List of current projects programme/ courses on offer:
- GPN Academic/Foundation offer
- GP SPIN/ New to Fellowship
- Physician Associate – Preceptorship support