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NCL Training Hub was created in July 2020 when primary care training hubs in Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington came together to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to patients and the public in the region. To do this, the training hub works closely with locally based Primary Care Networks (PCNs) and the local Integrated Care System (ICS), North London and Partners, to support workforce priorities and tackle health inequalities to help meet patient and population demand.
Training hubs are accountable to Health Education England which provides funding for the training hub infrastructure and, through the schools of primary care, educational governance, and quality management of clinical placements. CCGs/ICSs provide funding for the programmes that training Hubs run.
In order to help develop the workforce in NCL, the five training hubs work in collaboration and support a number of aims including:
- Supporting PCNs with workforce planning and advice on the new roles available to them via the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme, ensuring that the right workforce is in place to meet population health needs and tackle health inequalities
- Advising on, developing, delivering or procuring education and training for GPs and the primary care team, in order to attract them to general practice and support their retention
- Supporting and enhancing educational placements in PCNs and practices, including the training of and development of clinical supervisors and educators
- Offering support to staff throughout their career from being new to practice, to mid-career and nearing retirement to support recruitment and retention.
NCL Training Hub runs several programmes to help achieve these aims, including:
- SPIN/New to Practice Programme
- Apprenticeships Programme
- Approved Learning Environments
- Additional Role Reimbursement Scheme.
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