Our CEPN Apprenticeship Partnership

Following a successful tender application, South Doc Services and Health Education West Midlands (HEWM) were awarded a Community Education Provider Network (CEPN). The CEPN will provide a range of significant benefits for the region’s workforce. Tackling challenges together As you may know, a CEPN brings together a group of primary care providers.

The CEPN shares and co-ordinates work place training placements, and undertakes multidisciplinary education. This helps the group tackle some of the pressing problems the NHS faces today, and will do in the future. This particular CEPN is run as a hub provider.

South Doc Services links with the practice member sites of the BSC CCG. Together, they coordinate education and training. Skilled and sustainable workforce Ultimately, the CEPN aims to provide a skilled and sustainable workforce for the West Midlands.

he workforce will be fully-equipped to deliver quality services to patients. This is in line with the CCG’s “Five Year Forward View”. The CEPN’s initial goal is to increase the number of mentor sites for student nurses within practices. This follows on from their successful pilot with Birmingham City University and HEWM. So if your practice was involved in this pilot, you’ll be working with the CEPN already. Widening out training  

Over time, the CEPN will widen out the training opportunities to other professionals. They include: Admin Staff GP Registrars HCAs Managerial Staff Medical Students Non-Medical Prescribers Pharmacists Physician Associates Social Workers The CEPN will take an approach that can be scaled up.

This will help it meet the increasing needs of community-based health services.

Would you like to know more about CEPN?

Then please contact CEPN Lead Dr Jayne Tullett at j.tullett@nhs.net. 

Ash Vora