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Community Education Provider Networks (CEPNs)

Health Education England Thames Valley (HEETV) is committed to expanding and developing the primary and community health and care workforce to meet local population needs and support the wellbeing of staff.


Community Education Provider Networks (CEPNs) (part of the HEE Training Hubs programme) are a new way of developing the primary care workforce in response to today’s health agenda.

This exciting initiative is an opportunity for general practices and other primary care providers to get involved in delivering education and training as part of a supported network.

  • From workforce planning and modelling CEPNs will identify the training and development required of the workforce that meet the local population needs in that geography
     
  • CEPN s will improve education capability and capacity in primary and community care settings including development of multi-disciplinary educators and creating learner placements and develop new ways of working
     
  • Build a network of high quality education providers and opportunities that improves education quality and governance. CEPN will coordinate education and training for primary and community care to support general practice
     
  • CEPNs will coordinate education programmes to ensure improved economy of scale, reduced administration costs and improved educational governance
     
  • CEPNs will engage with CCGs to ensure the effective spend of CPPD funding for primary care

 

CEPNs will undertake:

  • Workforce data/TNA
  • Developing education capabilities/placements in primary and community care
  • Workforce development in response to local population needs
  • Education programme coordination
  • Education, quality and governance
  • Support delivery of redesign of services

 

HEE Thames Valley (HEETV) is committed to expanding and developing the primary care and community health and care workforce to meet local population needs in line with the GP 10 point plan and GP Forward View.

A network event was held on 1 July 2016 which was the first step in an application process for interested parties to become a network. You can see the event programme in the Related Documents section below.

We now have four designated CEPNs across the Thames Valley. These are:

  • The Bucks Training Network
  • Berkshire West CEPN
  • East Berkshire Collaborative Training Network
  • Oxford and Abingdon CEPN

HEETV are delighted to announce the CEPNs in the Thames Valley

 

For further information about CEPNs please contact: cepn@thamesvalley.hee.nhs.uk

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