Health Education England (HEE) describes Training Hubs as integral to its core purpose of supporting the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to patients and the public through ensuring the primary care workforce of today and tomorrow are trained in the right numbers, have the necessary skills, NHS values and behaviours at the right time and in the right place. Training Hubs’ great contribution to workforce is acknowledged nationally. It is also recognised that there remains variation in priorities, activities and maturity of the Training Hubs. The common operating framework is therefore designed to enhance and provide assurance with respect to Training Hubs’ functions, governance structures, stakeholder relationships and operating model with development around Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) /Integrated Care System (ICS) level training hubs and locality Training Hubs.
We have been involved in the development and management of training hubs from their inception in 2014 in London. Our involvement in workforce activities includes both local and STP/ICS level engagement in a range of programmes linked directly with clinical workstreams, managing the primary care workforce work plans.
When engaged to carry out health checks, we would be bringing in our highly experienced teams to share our experience, knowledge and skills to deliver our services, working closely with your stakeholders for the Training Hub, examining infrastructure, governance and core functions as described in the common operating framework and guidance, whilst carrying out mapping against the maturity matrix, providing a clear road map to achieve maturity.