About Us

The Cheshire and Merseyside Training Hub is a collaborative of five locality training hubs that support the education and training needs of the multi-disciplinary primary care team. The overarching objective for the training hubs is to support with the growth and development of the primary care workforce within Cheshire and Merseyside. Our focus areas include:

  • Understanding workforce needs
  • Promoting careers and engagement
  • Supporting education and development
  • Identifying workforce requirements for service delivery
  • Supporting new roles in General Practice
  • We are able to support in areas such as mentorship, clinical supervision, student placements and establishing career pathways in all parts of the system.
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Our Mission

As a team, we hold a set of values that drive our vision and culture in the work that we do. Our mission is: “To drive the development of a skilled, educated, and inclusive primary care workforce, to meet the evolving needs of the Cheshire and Merseyside population.”

Aims of the Hub

As set out in HEE’s Specification and Operational Guidance document, we:

  • Have a key role in understanding, influencing, supporting, and leading educational interventions around population health needs and health inequalities in their area to address these
  • Provide advice on workforce planning and training needs analysis, to help find which roles best meet the needs of the population. For example, actively supporting workforce planning by understanding population health needs and the training needs required to support new care pathways
  • Help new staff, appointed through the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) scheme, embed into roles, for example supporting the roll out of the First Contact Practitioner (FCP) programme
  • Facilitate and/or deliver opportunities for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes, based on scoping CPD requirements across Primary Care Networks (PCNs)
  • Provide career support at all stages for all primary care workforce
  • Train and, where appropriate, recruit more educators
  • Develop and help to keep staff through retention programmes, for example mentoring, and preceptorships
  • Support practices and PCNs, who are looking to become learning environments, to increase the number of placements for a variety of trainees and students