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Primary Care

Here are some of the elements HEE across Yorkshire and the Humber are involved in in relation to primary care;


GP training

  • We provide leadership and guidance for the training of GPs including their recruitment, educational strategy, planning their educational provision and monitoring the education they receive
  • We are involved in the GP assessments including panel decisions and appeals
  • We recommend trainer appointments to the GMC
  • We work with the system to resolve issues such as placement or re-approvals in secondary and primary care
  • We have responsibilities for overseeing GP locality programmes
  • We have developed a GP Workforce strategy (2014-2019)

Understanding workforce supply and demand

  • We have developed and continue to expand uptake of our GP Workforce Information Tool across Yorkshire and the Humber and share this intelligence widely

Develop and promoting new ways of working

  • We have created Advanced Training Practice Hubs within primary care who support undergraduate placements across a geographical region
  • We have increase nurse student placements and healthcare assistants training in primary care based in general practice
  • We have developed a support schemes for primary care to employ new apprentice HCAs, newly qualified General Practice Nurses and a development package for practices to employ Advance Clinical Practitioners

Developing and promoting new roles

  • We contribute nationally and lead locally on the development and piloting of new roles such as Physicians Associate, GP/Medical Assistants and Nursing Associates 

Upskilling current the non-medical workforce

  • We financially support and commission education for AHP, GPN and HCAs from foundation level to advanced skills and competences

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