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Training Hubs

“Primary and Community Care Training Hubs are vital to our future education and training plans. Training Hubs are well placed to support the ambitions and workforce needed for Primary Care Networks and Integrated Care Systems.”
— Prof Simon Gregory, Deputy Medical Director for Primary and Integrated Care,
Health Education England

Watch the HEE animation to find out more about primary care training hubs and how to access them.

Primary and Community Care Training Hubs are networks of education and service providers (NHS and non-NHS) based in the community. They aim to provide an opportunity to meet the educational needs of the multi-disciplinary primary care team, bringing together NHS organisations, community, local authorities and education establishments.  Training Hubs will be a key resource for Primary Care Networks, delivering ‘place-based’ education, training and workforce development of the wider NHS primary care workforce at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and at all stages of a NHS professional’s career in primary care.

https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/training-hubs

The New Roles in Primary Care National Toolkit has been developed to enable Training Hubs to support workforce planning collaboratively with Primary Care Networks (PCNs) towards the development of the Primary Care workforce, as outlined in the GP Contract. The Toolkit outlines the roles, training and funding opportunities for all new roles in Primary Care.

Training Hubs across Thames Valley

There are currently four designated Training Hubs across Thames Valley working across the BOB and Frimley Integrated Care Systems. These are:

For more information see the HEE website or contact Rebecca Tyrrell , HETV Primary Care Workforce Transformation Lead (email rebecca.tyrrell@hee.nhs.uk).

Training Hubs across Wessex

The Wessex Training Hubs working across the Hampshire and Dorset STPs are based around the existing GP education network offices in:

  • Winchester (mid Wessex)
  • Southampton and New Forest
  • Portsmouth and Isle of Wight
  • Dorset

Each locality has a ‘learning environment lead’ (LEL) – a healthcare professional who will lead and support the development of the Training Hub. The special interests of the LELs will reflect the four areas of:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Clinical Pharmacists
  • Bands 1-4 (non-registered workforce)

For more information see the HEE  or Wessex Deanery  websites,  or contact Sue Clarke susan.clarke17@nhs.net.


The CPD Zone is brought to you by the GP schools of Health Education England working across Thames Valley and Wessex, in association with Oxford Health FT Library.​

Last updated: 15 January, 2021

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