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Mandatory Training and Workforce Transformation

We work in partnership with local service commissioners to ensure we are developing staff to ensure we can meet future needs.

Workforce Transformation

We have four new education contracts for nurses, midwives, pharmacists and allied health professionals.  These have been developed in partnership with service commissioners and employers to ensure the current workforce is developed to meet future health need.

The following high level aims for workforce transformation have been agreed with stakeholders and:

  • Respond to the Five Year Forward View and emerging national agendas;
  • Support the development of multiprofessional integrated teams;
  • Meet the needs of community and primary care confederations, partnerships and community interest companies;
  • Support secondary care delivery in its areas of specialty and delivery of patients care closer to home.

The four education contracts are:


Allocation of places.

Places are allocated in partnership with service commissioners and employers according to workforce transformation needs. Therefore if you wish to gain a place on any of these programmes you should discuss this in the first instance with your employer.

The timetable for the allocation of places for the 2016/17 academic year is set out below:

October 2015

  • HEE publishes investment plan for SW
  • Indicative number of places calculated and allocated to local Clinical  Commissioning Groups (CCGs) according to the number of people they serve.
  • Universities identify provisional course dates
  • Universities develop demand collection spreadsheet which includes allocated numbers for each CCG

November 2015

  • HEE circulates spreadsheet to CCGs
  • Each CCG contacts hospitals and other healthcare providers to determine level of demand
  • Meetings held between CCGs and healthcare providers to prioritise and allocate places. These are facilitated by universities and HEE.

February 2016

  • Each CCG finalises its requirements and returns to HEE
  • Universities finalise course sizes and locations

March  2016

  • HEE finalises budget for south west
  • HEE and universities make any minor adjustments required by the final budget

April 2016

  • HEE circulates finalised delivery plans to CCGs
  • CCG inform employers of final outcome

May 2016 

  • Employers submit learners' names to universities

September 2016

  • Courses start and are delievered over the 2016/17 academic year.


This Page was last updated on: 6 November 2015

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