WHAT IS THE PRIMARY CARE WORKFORCE & TRAINING HUB?

The hub forms part of the wider workforce hub for South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw, which also includes the Excellence Centre (SYREC) and the Faculty For Advanced Practice. We are aligned with the National Training Hub agenda as part of the GP Workforce 10 Point Plan.

WHAT IS THE MAIN AIM OF THE HUB?

Our main aim is to support the growth and development of a resilient primary care workforce.

 

HOW DOES THE HUB WORK?

The hub has a team of clinicians and coordinators who can work with individual practices. They can advise practice managers and clinicians about workforce initiatives available to them. They can also offer workforce planning advice and signpost the best available training and education.

The hub is supported and directed by clinicians and managers across the ICS who provide governance and clarity of purpose.

WHO CAN ACCESS THE HUB?

The hub covers all 5 ‘place areas for South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw which form the Integrated Care System (ICS.) It is the point of contact for any primary care workforce queries and is available to all primary care organisations across the ICS.

WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF THE HUB?

The hub has its roots in the Health Education England Yorkshire & Humber ATP (Advanced Training Practice) Scheme. This Scheme was created as a model to address the projected national shortage of GP nurses by increasing the numbers of student nursing placements within primary care and by promoting and delivering initiatives designed to support the primary care workforce. The ATP Hub Scheme were the proud winners of the prestigious HSJ Award for Workforce in 2014 (Click here to find out more.)

The hub has been created by the merger of Primary Care Works ATP Hub (covering Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster and Bassetlaw) and Foundry Medical Group ATP Hub (covering Sheffield.) By merging together to form the South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw Primary Care Workforce & Training Hub, the team can provide one single voice for primary and community care on ICS Boards and can be the single point of contact for primary care workforce queries in this area.