About Us

The Cheshire and Merseyside Primary Care Academy (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.

Sefton Training Hub: Sefton, Southport & Formby

The Sefton, Southport and Formby training hub is designed to meet the educational needs of the multi-disciplinary primary care team across Sefton. The hub is responsible for the placement of Physical Associate students across Cheshire and Merseyside, and student nurse placements across our patch.

Brownlow Training Hub: Liverpool

Liverpool Training Hub is designed to meet the educational needs of the multi-disciplinary primary care workforce across the 10 Liverpool PCNs. We coordinate student nurse placements, support practice colleagues with workforce planning and oversee non-medical student capacity across the Liverpool area. We work collaboratively with the other 5 training hubs across Cheshire & Merseyside. Our aim is to help develop and shape the Primary care workforce by supporting practices to explore new roles and become educational environments for our future workforce.

Middlewood Training Hub: East & West Cheshire

The Cheshire Training Hub supports the 18 Primary Care Networks (PCNs) and 79 GP practices with workforce planning, specifically focusing on education and training. We also work closely with the integrated care partnerships and other providers to help facilitate the best learning opportunities and outcomes for students and the current workforce. We are especially keen to promote student placement opportunities in Primary and community care. 

Sunlight Training Hub

The Wirral Training Hub is 1 of 5 Training Hubs in The Cheshire & Merseyside Primary Care Academy, offering support and educational needs to ‘out of hospital’ care workforce requirements.

The Wirral Hub coordinates student nurse placements across 17 Wirral practices, covering 6 Primary Care Networks. Our mission is to strengthen the future NHS workforce by creating a stronger educational scene in Primary Care. 

The Hub has great working relations with Southport & Formby Training Hub whom we collaborate with for Physician Associate student placements to ensure full coverage of Merseyside.

Spinney Training Hub: St Helens, Warrington, Halton & Knowsley

The Spinney Training Hub serves all practices across St Helens, Knowsley, Halton and Warrington.  We are aligned to 14 Primary Care Networks within those boroughs.  We oversee non-medical student capacity, support practice and PCN colleagues with workforce planning and supporting new roles and becoming educational environments for our future workforce.