Welcome to The Training Hub 

The aim of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Training Hub (CPTH) is to support the delivery of a primary care workforce capable of meeting the needs of our local population’s health and improve clinical outcomes. This will be achieved through the recruitment of new staff into General Practice; the retention of existing staff through development, training and up-skilling and development of new roles within the primary care health community.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Training Hub, developed initially as a Community Education Provider Network (CEPN), links closely with our local GP federations and the CCG. Representatives from both of these bodies and additional clinical advisor roles form part of our steering group.

The CPTH provides training, education and workforce support across Cambridgeshire.

In the future, primary care will need a new system of coherent, locally-managed but quality-assured educational governance that encompasses all training and education in primary care. The establishment of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Training Hub in 2017 was the start of that process, ensuring that training, education, development and workforce promotion is identified and provided locally, by local practitioners.

Mission Statement

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Training Hub supports the transformation of the primary care workforce through quality training and education, aiming to improve the health and well-being for the population of Cambridgeshire. We work collaboratively to develop sustainable models of training with which to equip our future workforce. We can respond to the needs of the workforce, current and future enabling them to deliver exceptional patient care. All training and education is evaluated to ensure excellent quality assurance, and relevant to the needs of the workforce.

The core functions of the Training Hub are:

Attract

  • Workforce planning (future workforce) explore and promote new roles
  • Coordinating student placements

Develop

  • Workforce development (through CPD)

Recruit

  • Promote Primary care as the career choice and destination

Retain

  • Responding to local workforce needs

Timescales

In year one, we developed a work programme that included:

  • Facilitating CCG learning events
  • Conducting our first Training Requirements survey and organising training in response
    to this
  • Facilitating placements for student nurses including increased payments to practices
  • Holding our first nurse/HCA conference attended by 112 nurses
  • Increasing the skill base of existing practice nurses through a countywide training programme
  • Holding regular local Nurse learning forums
  • Coordinating the LBR/CPD funding currently 35 students courses including Level 6, 7
    and MSc
  • Recruiting Nurse Educators
  • Establishing our website as an accessible ‘one stop shop’