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Contacts in Thames Valley

Make the most of  people, services and organisations that can help you; they are just an email or a telephone call away.

School of General Practice

The GP School, part of the Oxford Deanery, focuses on:

  • the training and development of a general practice workforce fit for the future
  • and the promotion of generalism and the role of primary care in the local NHS

The Contact page includes the VTS Directors and CPD tutors.

Dental School

The Thames Valley and Wessex Dental Directorate works across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, and Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to deliver high quality evidence-informed dental education and training for all dental care professionals.

You can book training courses on their maxcourse booking system.

Primary Care Training Hubs

Read about Primary Care Training Hubs across Thames Valley.

Clinical Commissioning Groups

Responsible for around 60% of the total NHS budget, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) took control in April 2013 as part of the reforms introduced by the Health and Social Care Act 2012 . They commission the majority of health services, including emergency care, elective hospital care, maternity services, and community and mental health services.

Clinical Commissioning Groups in Thames Valley are:

CCGs are working in collaboration with other organisations to form Integrated Care Systems (ICSs).

Contact Rebecca Tyrrell, Primary and Community Care Workforce Transformation lead, to find out about the work of the Thames Valley ICSs.

Local Medical Committees

Local Medical Committees (LMCs) are the professional organisation representing individual GPs and GP Practices as a whole. Find out about the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire LMCs.

Thames Valley Professional Support and Wellbeing Unit

Health Education England Thames Valley Professional Support and Wellbeing Unit  is dedicated to helping doctors, dentists and pharmacists across the Thames Valley fulfill their career potential. It offers personal coaching and mentoring, workshops, and information designed to enable doctors and dentists across Thames Valley to fulfil their career potential, supporting career choices and addressing performance improvement needs.

NHS South East Leadership Academy

Kent Surrey and Sussex and Thames Valley and Wessex Leadership Academies came together on 1st April 2020, forming the  NHS South East Leadership Academy. The Academy is part of the wider national Leadership and Lifelong Learning function (NHS Leadership Academy) within the NHS England and Improvement People Directorate.

Don’t forget your local NHS library – use the Health Library and Information Services Directory to find your nearest NHS library.


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: 27 November, 2020

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