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New Roles in Primary Care National Toolkit

The New Roles in Primary Care National Toolkit has been developed to enable Primary and Community Care Training Hubs to work collaboratively with Primary Care Networks (PCNs) towards the development of the Primary Care workforce, as outlined in the GP Contract. This resource will allow Training Hubs to work with their PCNs and support workforce … Read more

General Practice Fellowship programme and Mentor Scheme

NHS England have published their Operational Guidance 2020/21 for their General Practice Fellowships for GPs and Nurses New to Practice Programme. The General Practice Fellowship programme is a programme of support, learning and development for newly-qualified GPs and nurses working in general practice, including those working less than full time. It is supported by national … Read more

Timelines for recruitment to General Practice

A letter from NHS England outlines timelines for CCGs, STPs and PCNs to submit their plans to recruit new GPs and additional roles for general practice which are highlighted in the Future People Programme and in their Third Phase of NHS response to COVID-19 letter. Expanding the primary care workforce,  NHS England 11 August 2020  

Future Doctor Programme

Health Education England’s Future Doctor Programme aims to offer a clear view on what the public need from our future doctors. COVID-19 illustrated how multi-professional working and adapting to local and patient needs is essential for providing high quality care. Their vision for the Future Doctor outlines reforms needed in  medical education so doctors better … Read more

The doctor of the future is a generalist 

Health Education England (HEE) has been engaging with the system to develop their understanding of what the doctor of the future should look like. The resulting Future Doctor report sets out how education and training can evolve so that Future Doctors are equipped with the right skills to respond to population need, work effectively in … Read more

Career & Core Capabilities Framework for primary care nurses out for consultation

The General Practice Nursing Workforce Development Plan – Recognise, Rethink and Reform published in 2016 included a ten-point action plan for General Practice Nurses. The development of a Primary Care & General Practice Nursing Career & Core Capabilities Framework will support Health Education England to achieve the aims of the action plan. It will include … Read more

Covid19 – General Practice and the Future

In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its ongoing impact, Wessex LMCs have been considering services going forward and how to deliver services whilst we co-exist with COVID-19. It has considered How can this be done safely? Where should we start? What has changed in the last couple of months that we want to … Read more

Delegation to physiotherapy support workers

Delegation to physiotherapy support workers is important and should be underpinned by robust governance arrangements, to ensure tasks and responsibilities remain safe and effective. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) has published a guide outlining give principles for developing effective governance arrangements  and how to put these principles into practice.

The RCGP Workforce Roadmap

In its Fit for the Future vision the RCGP states that “with the right tools, skills and investment, general practice can continue to deliver world-class, place-based patient care and being a GP can be the best job in the world.”  The Workforce Roadmap highlights the importance of enhanced education and training in general practice to … Read more

What the updated GP contract will mean for pharmacists in primary care

NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) and the BMA agreed the 2020/21 GP contract deal on 6 February 2020. This agreement updates and enhances the existing five-year GP contract deal: Investment and Evolution: Update to the GP contract agreement 2020/21 – 2023/24 This landmark deal will revolutionise patient care in relation to the use of … Read more

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