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Advanced Training Practices (training hubs)

What are they?

They are a practice or group of practices accredited to provide undergraduate and post-graduate multi-professional training placements.  We now have over 190 practices involved in the Scheme.

 They have an integrated learning ethos which:

  • Sees education, training and development as a core part of everyday work
  • Encourages integrated learning both inter-professionally and between learners at different stages of their learning journey
  • Support the involvement of neighbouring practices and community services in being engaged in training and developing the future workforce.

 What do they do?

  • Provide practice training placements that offer opportunities for learners to develop the competencies needed to work effectively in primary and community care settings
  • Develop internal placement timetables that enable integrated learning opportunities
  • Contribute to the regional practice placement provision within primary and community settings.
  • Engage with regional placement timetables to enable integrated learning opportunities
  • Contract with Health Education England within Yorkshire and the Humber to provide practice placements (Learning and Development Agreement)
  • Enable Patient and Public involvement in healthcare education
  • Work in partnership with academic staff to monitor and ensure quality of placement
  • A group of practices may develop as a local network, either as a consortium or in a hub-and-spoke model, for the provision of placements within primary and community settings
  • A group of practices as a local network may support trainers through: mentorship; problem solving; CPD opportunities; administration of the placements

 What are the benefits from this?

  • More practices engaged in training the future primary and community care workforce
  • A robust infrastructure for the provision and support of quality assured placements for medical and healthcare students
  • Inter-professional learning and working becomes embedded in primary care
  • More medical and non-medical accredited placements available
  • A future workforce completing their training competent to work in primary and community care
  • A future workforce with greater understanding of the roles of colleagues through inter-professional learning
  • Greater opportunity to ensure an appropriately training workforce for the implementation of services to support national policy and demographic trends
  • Robust partnerships between placement providers and educational institutions (HEI’s and Medical Schools)

 What are the differences between now and with Advanced Training Practices?

  • Increased capacity of practice placements within primary care
  • Ability of ATP to influence the development of related curricula
  • Involvement in forecasting future workforce needs within their own organisation and the wider health community
  • There will be a greater range of high quality training placements for non-medical trainees
  • Interdisciplinary working and training opportunities will be described in each placement
  • Gaining an understanding of how primary care works – its ethos and culture will be a learning objective for all placements
  • Quality Markers:
    • Each placement will have an identified practice based administrator who will be responsible for the learners timetable
    • Each learner will have an identified practice based educationalist who will offer regular teaching sessions and will be responsible for the learning programme.

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If you would like more information, contact: David Claxton - ATP Programme Lead david.claxton@hee.nhs.uk


Further information about the ATP Scheme is available 


  • ATP - What are they
  • ATP Guidelines for Spoke Recruitment
  • ATP Criteria for Recruiting Non Training Practices
  • ATP Criteria Evidence for Recruiting Non Training Practices


  • Clinical Healthcare Apprenticeship within General Practice
  • GPN Information Booklet
  • Promoting Student Nurse Training in General Practice
  • Mentor Preparation for the Health Professions - Sheffield Hallam University

Published Articles/Documents on the ATP:


ATP Scheme Training Hubs

Primary Care Works -  covering Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Doncaster and Rotherham CCG areas

Contact:  Louise Berwick - 07773 457966


Trust Primary Care - covering Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven, Bradford City, Bradford District and Harrogate and Rural District CCG areas

Contact:  Mandy Brown or Marie Stout - 01274 224908


Caritas Group Practice - covering Calderdale, Greater Huddersfield and North Kirklees CCG areas

Contact:  Julie Greenberry or Michele Bryden - 01422 351851


College Lane - covering Wakefield CCG

Contact:  Claire Broome - 01977 611023


Foundry Medical Group - covering Sheffield CCG

Contact:  Sanni Khan - 0114 284 3997


Freshney Green - covering North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire CCG areas

Contact:  Mandy Rimmer - 01472 372137


Haxby Group Practice - covering East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull, Scarborough and Vale of York CCG areas

Contact:  Lisa Billingham - 01482 303963


Leeds Student Medical Practice - covering Leeds North, Leeds South and East and Leeds West CCG areas

Contact:  Laura Scott - 0113 295 4488


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