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
- Interprofessional 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.
If you would like more information, contact: Sharon Simister - ATP Project Co-ordinator email@example.com
Further information about the ATP programme is available (currently being updated as of 18/1/17).
- 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 on the ATP:
- Nursing Times Article - A-scheme-to-increase-practice-nurse-numbers
- What is the workforce crisis article - Dr Pete Lane
- GPN - Developing student nurse placements in General Practice
- HSJ Awards
- CQC award Leeds Student Medical Practice outstanding
ATP Scheme Training Hubs
Primary Care Works - covers Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Doncaster and Rotherham CCG areas - Contact: Louise Berwick - 07773 457966
Primary Care Education - covers Airedale, Wharfdale and Craven, Bradford City, Bradford District and Harrogate and Rural District CCG areas - Contact: Mandy Brown or Marie Stout - 01274 224908
Caritas Group Practice - coverw 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 - 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