What are the benefits for your organisation
Becoming a learning organisation in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is a rewarding way of supporting the next generation and recruitment in Primary Care. Hosting learners that offer a wealth of enthusiasm can have a positive impact across your practice and provides opportunities to keep in touch with new developments. It is also an extra pair of medical hands for appointments with patients. Being recognised as a Learning Organisation is an indication of high standards of organisation and educational support.
What is required as a Learning Organisation
Click here for more information from HEE about becoming a Learning Organisation. You will also find some useful information to support you in your application below:
- Supporting new Educators when applying as a Learning Organisation
Before submitting your application as a Learning Organisation, you will need to ensure you have approved Educators. To support your GP Educators in what is involved for each tier visit HEE’s website here, and for more information on how to support an ACP Educator click here.
- Supporting your learner as a Practice Manager
Here is a helpful guide of all the things you need to consider as a Practice Manager.
How do you become a Learning Organisation
Now you are ready to become a Learning Organisation, get in touch with your local Training Programme Directors, to discuss your application and complete the form.
As part of your application, you will need to provide the name of the placement manager as well as the named educational lead for each of the professional groups (this could be the same person for all).
Are you ready to become a Multi-Professional PCN Learning Organisation
If your PCN is ready to become a Multi-Professional PCN approved Learning Organisation you will need to complete and submit a joint application using the same application form as above. In this application you will need to describe the overarching process of educational provision and policies across the network, demonstrating how each of the proposed sites is suitably equipped for the support of learners.
If you have a pre-existing approval for individual learning organisations within the PCN alongside other practices applying for the first time, we expect your application to show how your experienced practices will guide and support the newer practices and work together in a programme of joint development.
Where we can help you
We are excited to support your practice in becoming a Learning Organisation, if you have questions before you send your application through, please get in touch via the ‘Contact Us’ tab or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What happens once you are approved
Great news, you have been approved!! Next, you will receive a recognition letter, results of the formal assessment as well as your approval anniversary date. The Training Hub will inform the Training Programme Director of your approval status, who will then be in touch to arrange your placements.
On-going quality monitoring will form an important part of your approval and collecting regular learner feedback for your organisation will support you in the process of ensuring high standards of training are maintained in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area.
There are a number of payments that Practices may be entitled to, click here for more information from HEE .