Priority Areas covers programmes that are mandated by the Governing Body. This programme aims to bring partner organisations together to work closely to develop collaborative solutions to address challenges. “Primary Medical Services” (PMS programme) is one of our programmes which covers the approaches to address challenges faced by primary care with focus in general practice. The PMS programme has seven streams mapped against the national 10 point plan, aligning our projects with the national direction and also regional need and Training Hubs is one of the projects. Training Hubs provide an educational infrastructure whose function is to increase the primary care placements for medical students and nurse students aiming to attract more GP trainees and nurses into primary care in the future and to look at multi-professional placements in primary care and the wider general practice team.
Regional and National Networks
The partner organisations are engaged and represented at the PMS programme steering group with local delivery groups working on the operational level at county level. There are currently 10 hubs with more than 100 organisational spokes operating within the East Midlands region with the overall aim of increasing placement opportunities for medical students and nurse students.
The programme is aiming to increase the number of workforce in primary care to deliver the best patient care in the community.
By providing a high quality education and training environment in primary care for our medical and nurse students we are aiming to attract the future workforce to this area of healthcare.
We work closely with our stakeholders to develop a collaborative approach in addressing some of challenges faced in primary care.
We ensure there are robust frameworks in place and a high return in tax payers’ investment.