Primary Care Workforce Development

Primary Care Workforce Development is a priority for the Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership.

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Addressing the retirement bulge

A retirement bulge in GPs has put a strain on Primary Care, which is why we are not only working hard to train more GPs and Primary Care nurses, but also to recruit and train other medical professionals to work in Primary Care.

Hull/York Medical School (HYMS) were given permission to expand their numbers by another 90 medical students in 2019 which gives hope that “growing our own” doctors in a medical school that is noted for training its students in the community, will increase the supply of GPs to the area in the future. It also offers more scope for GPs to work with HYMS and engage in training the future generations of GPs.

We will be developing a communities of practice to ensure all workers in Primary Care enjoy working in the region and feel supported in their work.

What’s happening in your area?

As a primary care workforce and training hub Haxby Group and Freshney Green provide support for local practices and co-ordinate local schemes of behalf of Health Education England.  This includes aiding practices to develop mentors, offer student placements to nurse undergraduates, employ and train newly qualified nurses, HCA apprentices, advanced clinical practitioners and physician associates. Below you will find recent news from the Workforce and Training Hub.

Workforce and Training Hub Information Collation – February 2022

Workforce and Training Hub Information Collation – March 2022

Primary Care Workforce and Training Hub

The Primary Care Workforce and Training Hub in Humber and North Yorkshire are able to provide training support for local practices. They coordinate local workforce and training schemes on behalf of Health Education England, NHS England and the ICS, to develop the future of the multidisciplinary primary care workforce. This includes aiding practices to develop supervisors and assessors, offer student placements and employ and train a variety of roles supporting workforce development, including preceptorship schemes for trainees and newly qualified or new-to-practice clinicians.

For more information, please visit https://www.haxbygrouptraining.co.uk/scheme/ or contact training@haxbygroup.co.uk

Support for returners and international recruits

International GP recruitment

GP induction refresher

GP international recruitment newsletter

Job vacancies in our area

Contacts

Matthew Fortnam mathew.fortnam@nhs.net Haxby Group New to Practice
Pavan Tandon Pavan.Tandon@hee.nhs.uk Health Education England Returners and International Recruits

Career Pathways

The Workforce Consortium have developed a career pathway which includes some Primary Care roles.

Other information is also available:

Health Careers

Choose GP 

Primary Care vacancies

Primary Care vacancies can be found on the following websites:

General Practice Jobs

NHS Jobs

Royal College of GP Jobs

Local employers will also have vacancies displayed on their websites, some of which you will be able to find here.

Higher Education providers

There are a number of higher education providers in our region.

CU Scarborough

Grimsby Institute

Hull York Medical School (HYMS)

Open University

University of Hull

University of York

Case studies

RoleDescription
Nursing AssociateGP Practice in North Lincolnshire
Advanced Clinical PractitionersGP Practice in Hull
Physician AssociatesGP Practice in Hull
General Practice Jobs – VariousHere you can see a number of case studies from individuals working in Primary Care across Humber, Coast and Vale

Training and Education

Clinical Supervisor E-module

To support the clinical supervision of our multi-professional workforce in Primary Care, Health Education England have designed a Clinical Supervisor e-module as a precursor to a face-to-face component that is being devised.

To access the e-module, you need to register using new account and then sign up using HEYH as nominated institution, then log in to the Clinical Supervisors e-module.

Train the Trainer: Core Supervision Model for Multi-Professional Teams

Health Education England Primary Care School (Yorkshire and the Humber) are pleased to offer general practice staff training, which is initially free at the point of delivery. If you would like to take up this exciting opportunity, please read the guidance paper and complete the application form and email to voyccg.coresupervisionyorkshireandhumber@nhs.net.

In practice, this model of supervision involves a supervisor arranging and facilitating on-going 6-8 weekly supervision sessions for 6-8 supervisees. This totals 6 sessions a year for 1.5 hours per session. This supervision model is suitable for post qualified registered and non-registered clinicians working in general practice across Yorkshire and Humber.

The presentations, relevant documents and policy will all be shared on completion of the course.

Should you require support/signposting with educational supervision e.g. FCP Roadmap Supervision training, please make contact with Dr Martin Sutcliffe Martin.Sutcliffe@hee.nhs.uk.

Faculty of Advanced Practice

The Faculty of Advanced Practice is a membership group of employers and educators, which provide strategic direction and enable a co-ordinated approach to ensure advanced clinical practitioner and physician associate capacity meets service need across Humber, Coast and Vale.

Academy of Primary Care

The Academy of Primary Care drives innovation and best practice through championing excellent primary care scholarship.

As well as contributing to the development and delivery of the medical school’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes the Academy aims to provide an inspirational hub working as part of the local community to deliver new ideas, new knowledge, new practitioners, and new ways of working for primary care practice. 

This includes offering a range of primary care short courses and masterclasses to support local clinicians with their professional development.

Academy of Primary Care

The Academy of Primary Care drives innovation and best practice through championing excellent primary care scholarship.

As well as contributing to the development and delivery of the medical school’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes the Academy aims to provide an inspirational hub working as part of the local community to deliver new ideas, new knowledge, new practitioners, and new ways of working for primary care practice.  This includes offering a range of primary care short courses and masterclasses to support local clinicians with their professional development.

Initiatives

Bridges Project

The BRIDGES Project, otherwise known as Building Relationships through Inclusivity to Develop Humber, Coast and Vale’s Stakeholder Groups to Lead Emerging Systems, seeks to connect and provide suitable environments for health care professionals, in or interested in leadership roles, to meet outside the work environment to learn from and support each other, building networks that can support change and work collaboratively. 

For further information, please contact ellie.holmes1@nhs.net

Inspiring Future Professionals

Haxby Group Training are offering an exciting and unique series of monthly evening events; Inspiring Future Professionals, which is fully funded, aimed at future and early career professionals across all healthcare disciplines. The programme will bring together opportunities to hear and learn from a wide range of healthcare leaders, to engage with like-minded peers and connect people from a wide range of healthcare backgrounds across the region. For more information, please contact training@haxbygroup.co.uk

NHS England and NHS Improvement have been awarded a nationally funded CARE Programme for the partnerships and have also provided funding for the programme in West Yorkshire. As CARE focuses on making connections, it has been agreed the two programmes will run together, resulting in places for up to 50 aspiring PCN Practice Nurse Leaders and another 12 places for existing leaders who want to drive transformational change across the two systems.

CARE, is an holistic approach to change that balances practical and personal development with whole system engagement to deliver sustainable population health improvement and workforce resilience by connecting health and care professionals with each other, their system and their communities. Please visit follow the YouTube to hear some recent feedback.

For any other information and details on further cohorts, please contact Cari Jones, Quality Co-ordinator, NHS England and NHS Improvement – North East and Yorkshire.

Case studies 

  • Pete Roberts, Specialist Paramedic Practitioner, Central Milton Keynes Medical Centre, BLMK – click here to watch. 
  • Luci Partridge, Joint GPN PCN Lead Nurse, Oakridge Park Medical Centre, BLMK – click here to watch 
  • Alexandra McGarvey, Nursing Services Manager, Leighton Road Surgery, BLMK – click here to watch

Initatives

Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme

The ARRS Scheme provides funding for an additional 26,000 roles enabling Primary Care Networks (PCN) to create bespoke Multi Disciplinary Teams.  The scheme encourages integration across voluntary organisations, health and social care. There are 15 roles each PCN can select from, based on population need, which is an opportunity for practitioners to join Primary Care with an exciting, supported and more diverse career. Click here to see the slides from our recent webinar.

For further details, please contact Melissa Brolls, Project Officer, NHS England and NHS Improvement – North East and Yorkshire.

The ARRS Scheme provides funding for an additional 26,000 roles enabling Primary Care Networks (PCN) to create bespoke Multi Disciplinary Teams.  The scheme encourages integration across voluntary organisations, health and social care. There are 15 roles each PCN can select from, based on population need, which is an opportunity for practitioners to join Primary Care with an exciting, supported and more diverse career. Click here to see the slides from our recent webinar.

For further details, please contact Melissa Brolls, Project Officer, NHS England and NHS Improvement – North East and Yorkshire.

CARE Programme

CARE, is an holistic approach to change that balances practical and personal development with whole system engagement to deliver sustainable population health improvement and workforce resilience by connecting health and care professionals with each other, their system and their communities. Please visit follow the YouTube to hear some recent feedback.

For any other information and details on further cohorts, please contact Cari Jones, Quality Co-ordinator, NHS England AND NHS Improvement North East and Yorkshire.

Case studies 

  • Pete Roberts, Specialist Paramedic Practitioner, Central Milton Keynes Medical Centre, BLMK – click here to watch. 
  • Luci Partridge, Joint GPN PCN Lead Nurse, Oakridge Park Medical Centre, BLMK – click here to watch 
  • Alexandra McGarvey, Nursing Services Manager, Leighton Road Surgery, BLMK – click here to watch.

Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme

The ARRS Scheme provides funding for an additional 26,000 roles enabling Primary Care Networks (PCN) to create bespoke Multi Disciplinary Teams.  The scheme encourages integration across voluntary organisations, health and social care. There are 15 roles each PCN can select from, based on population need, which is an opportunity for practitioners to join Primary Care with an exciting, supported and more diverse career. Click here to see the slides from our recent webinar.

For further details, please contact Melissa Brolls, Project Officer, NHS England and NHS Improvement – North East and Yorkshire

Local Medical Committees (LMCs) 

Featured Programmes

To view all of our programmes click here.