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Training Hubs

Think of Training Hubs as your ‘go to’ place for any information about primary care workforce, education and development. They work to address local needs. It’s always worth taking the time to find out what’s on offer, whether you’re an individual, employer or part of the Primary Care Network (PCN).

Every practice and PCN will have access to Training Hub resources and guidance. There are 42 at Integrated Care System (ICS) level, with a number of locality hubs that help support links between practices and PCNs.  

They bring together education and training resources from NHS organisations, community providers as well as local authorities. There’s not always an actual door you can knock on to ask for help but what they all have is access to a range of information, resources, apps and contacts within national and local networks who can offer practical guidance, support and advice.  

Training Hubs are usually run by a clinical leader and a manager supported by a network of primary care staff with education and training professionals based in the community. They work closely with Primary Care Networks (PCNs) and Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) to support workforce priorities and tackle health inequalities to help meet patient and population demand.  

They add scale for efficiency and encourage innovation. These hubs are managed, and the work driven by regional and local expertise using the workforce implementation groups (WIGS), or equivalent.   

Find your local Training Hub

Using the regional map, click on any of the numbered sections to see the contact details for that area. You’ll either find a website or contact email.  For any other enquiries please email the national team traininghubs@hee.nhs.uk.

 

Cambridge and PeterboroughNorth East and North CumbriaWest Yorkshire and HarrogateHumber and North YorkshireSouth Yorkshire and BassetlawLancashire and South CumbriaGreater ManchesterCheshire and MerseysideStaffordshire and Stoke on TrentShropshire and Telford and WrekinDerbyshireLincolnshireNottinghamshireLeicester, Leicestershire and RutlandThe Black CountryCoventry and WarwickshireBirmingham and SolihullHerefordshire and WorcestershireNorthamptonshireNorfolk and WaveneySuffolk and North East EssexHertfordshire and West EssexMilton Keynes, Bedfordshire and LutonMid and South EssexLondonWest Kent LocalityFrimley HealthBuckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire WestHampshire and the Isle of WightSurrey HeartlandsSussex Health and Care PartnershipEast Kent LocalityNorth Kent Locality Cornwall and the Isles of ScillyDevonDorsetSomersetBristol, North Somerset and South GloucestershireBath, Swindon and WiltshireGloucestershire

North east and Yorkshire

1. North East and North Cumbria

2. West Yorkshire and Harrogate

3. Humber and North Yorkshire

4. South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw

 

North west

5. Lancashire and South Cumbria

6. Greater Manchester

7. Cheshire and Merseyside

 

Midlands

8. Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent

9. Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin

10. Derbyshire

11. Lincolnshire

12. Nottinghamshire

13. Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

14. The Black Country

15. Birmingham and Solihull

16. Coventry and Warwickshire

17. Herefordshire and Worcestershire

18. Northamptonshire

 

East of England

19. Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

20. Norfolk and Waveney

21. Suffolk and North East Essex

22. Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes

23. Hertfordshire and West Essex

24. Mid and South Essex

 

London

25. North West London

26. North Central London

27. North East London

28. South East London

29. South West London

 

South east

30. Kent and Medway

31. Sussex and East Surrey

32. Frimley Health and Care

33. Surrey Heartlands

34. Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West

35. Hampshire and Isle of Wight

 

South west

36. Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

37. Devon

38. Somerset

39. Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

40. Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire

41. Dorset

42. Gloucestershire

North West       

Local Office:

Lancashire and south Cumbria - Claire.Ainsworth@hee.nhs.uk

Greater Manchester - wendy.winnard@hee.nhs.uk

Cheshire and Merseyside - julie.barrett@hee.nhs.uk

 

North East

Local office:       

North East and North Cumbria - traininghub.nenc@hee.nhs.uk

Yorkshire and the Humber - amanda.jenkinson@hee.nhs.uk

 

Midlands

midlandsprimarycareschool@hee.nhs.uk

 

East of England

PrimaryCare.EOE@hee.nhs.uk

 

London                

PrimaryCare.London@hee.nhs.uk

 

South East

Local office:       

Hampshire and Isle of Wight (HIOW) -  primarycareschooltvw.se@hee.nhs.uk

Kent, Surrey and Sussex - primarycareschool.kss@hee.nhs.uk

Thames Valley -  primarycareschooltvw.se@hee.nhs.uk

 

South West

regionaltraininghubs.sw@hee.nhs.uk 

Ask the NHS knowledge and library service specialists

If you work in primary care in any role such as:

- Clinician, practitioner, nurse and other allied health care professional roles

- Commissioner, workforce transformation, employer or manager

- Learner, student, trainee or researcher

- Receptionist or administrator

The NHS knowledge and library hub connects healthcare staff and trainees to a significant range of high-quality knowledge and evidence resources, services, tools, and databases. Accessed using NHS OpenAthens (either sign in or register) or through your local NHS Health library, it’s a great resource for GPs and practice staff. You will have help to use:

- Thousands of journals

- Books, reports and e-publications, including Oxford University Press (OUP) handbooks

- Open access content

- Clinical decision support tools such as BMJ Best Practice

- Signposting to NICE guidance and pathways

- Databases like Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL and PsycInfo

Get in touch

There are around 180 local knowledge and library service (KLS) teams. Most are based in hospitals. Some have local agreements for primary and community care support. More recently a number of primary care KLS specialists have started working within Training Hubs across the country. You can access them directly using the email addresses below or register with your local on-site trust library. 

Here are a few examples to give you a better idea of how a primary care KLS specialist can help you:

- Evidence searches and summaries to support your work and learning

- Updates on the latest, trusted research and news tailored to your interests and KnowledgeShare

- Group or 1:1 training on how to make the most of information resources using learning tools and techniques

- Free access to journals, reports and e-books including example exam papers

- Connecting you with others locally across health and care to share knowledge and insights – especially useful if you work in primary care networks and integrated care systems.

Contact details

Use the map on the home page to look at the areas they cover. If the KLS specialists can’t help, they’ll suggest someone who can.

Midlands (East)

Sarah Thomas - sarah.thomas22@nhs.net

Tanya McLaven - tanya.mclaven@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

North East Yorkshire and Humber (Yorkshire and Humber)

Andrew Carrick - andrew.carrick1@nhs.net

Ingrid Francis - Ingrid.francis2@nhs.net

North East Yorkshire and Humber (North East and Cumbria)

Julie Weeks or Tracey Garbarino - nhc-tr.knowledgespecialist@nhs.net

London (North Central London)

Caroline Green - caroline.green23@nhs.net

Magdalini Vasileiou - m.vasileiou@nhs.net

London (North East)

Sherin Francis - sherin.francis@nelft.nhs.uk

London (South West)

Elisabeth Lourandos - elisabeth.lourandos1@nhs.net

South West

Paula Younger - paula.younger@somersetft.nhs.uk

South East (Kent Surrey and Sussex)

Olwen Revill - olwen.revill@nhs.net

Kerry Seelhoff - kerry.seelhoff@nhs.net

Tom Kelly - tom.kelly@nhs.net

Kevin Burgoyne - kevin.burgoyne@nhs.net

South East (Thames Valley and Wessex)

Kate Jones - kate.jones31@nhs.net

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