Primary Care Placements
It's important that NHS careers adapt to evolving patient and population needs. Ninety per cent of consultations happen in primary care. Quality primary care placements are therefore key to engaging new talent and building the multidisciplinary workforce of the future.
Newly established Extended Primary Care Networks (EPCN) will provide an opportunity for placements to be offered at scale, creating multi-professional learning environments.
Placements in East Kent
Like all placements, apprenticeships play an important role in securing the primary care workforce of the future. Apprenticeships, organised via the available pathways, can help primary care networks and practices to meet organisational and service needs and can develop new and existing staff.
The following documents and websites provide extra information:
Apprenticeship induction pack
Gov.UK - find an apprenticeship
Skills for Health
Kent training & Apprenticeships
East Kent College
East Kent Training Hub believes that great work experience placements can spark an interest in a career in primary care. We support organisations to host work experience placements and see this as vital to securing tomorrow's workforce. For young people, placements can provide important exposure to a range of roles, helping shape their ambitions.
Placements for pre-registration students
Showcasing primary care as the ideal place to work at the pre-registration stage supports recruitment of the multi-disciplinary clinical workforce of the future. Placements in primary care can help build understanding of the patient journey and wider factors influencing health and wellbeing.
What are the different types of placements for pre-registration students?
Traditional placements are coordinated by local Higher Education Institutes: Christ Church University, Greenwich University and University of Kent.
Regulatory bodies standards:
Primary Care Workforce Leads: email@example.com
GP Tutors: firstname.lastname@example.org
CCCU Practice Learning: email@example.com
Pharmacists: Health Education England KSS
Placements for post-registration students
Placements for post-registration students help to shape the workforce for the future.
Need help with hosting placements?
East Kent Training Hub can help provide support, guidance and signposting to enable you to host placements within your practice or across your primary care network. Please get in touch if you want any support, advice or help with organising a placement.
Clinical Leadership in Commissioning (CLIC Rotational Scheme)
The GP Clinical Leadership in Commissioning (CLIC) rotational scheme is an innovative integrated GP training post (ITP) that has been used for a number of years, and features across many areas in Health Education England Kent Surrey Sussex (HEE KSS). ITPs have been integrated within ST 1 and 2 primary care rotations, (Rickenbach et al, 2006). Educationally, they are an extension of the educational placement for trainees that are a regular part of the GP placement (such as attending an outpatient clinic, community clinic, or public health department). Previously, they have consisted of a combination of GP Trainer employed and hosted posts, or part placement (and employment) in a GP Training Practice and part placement in a hospital or community clinic post.
The CLIC rotation is a 4 month module (GP training scheme placement) that comprises of 5 clinical sessions within a GP practice and 2 days within the commissioning activity.
HEEKSS is pleased to announce the launch of the 2020-21 Post CCT Fellowship programmes The Fellowship programme aims to develop GPs able to apply expert knowledge drawn their clinical field of study to lead the development and implementation of health care services whilst being supported in the development of their academic capability. To support the development of the programme Fellows will be expected to:
Work with their host Practice and HEEKSS to encourage other areas (regionally and nationally) to develop similar initiatives
Develop enhanced services locally
Develop ways in which Primary Care services may respond differently to support the integrated care agenda
Establish a working relationship with those more widely involved in community-based approaches to their area of clinical interest
Share their own Primary Care skills during their attachments
Learn / enhance practical skills and interventions
Develop multi-professional learning opportunities across primary and secondary care
Cancer - https://beta.jobs.nhs.uk/candidate/jobadvert/B0082-20-7182
Academic - https://beta.jobs.nhs.uk/candidate/jobadvert/B0082-20-5394
Urgent Care - https://beta.jobs.nhs.uk/candidate/jobadvert/B0082-20-5497
MedStart4U Taster Days 2020
We are pleased to inform you that East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust will be running the MedStart4U Taster Days again in 2020.
The EKHUFT website has now been updated but application forms will not be available until 3rd February.
Our website link is : https://meded.ekhuft.nhs.uk/resources/medstart4u/
Developing multi professional, practice learning
Canterbury Christ Church University works alongside colleagues to continually develop opportunities for practice learning in Primary Care across a wide range of clinical programmes. As healthcare is increasingly delivered in Primary Care, we are committed to respond to changes and contribute to improved recruitment of newly qualified professionals. This will require change through increasing placements within both, Primary Care and community settings.
Changes to professional body standards and curricula have enabled further opportunities for practice learning in Primary Care across many programmes. We are able to adopt flexible approaches and open opportunities to develop practice learning in new and exciting ways. The Kent and Medway Medical School provides further opportunities as the curricula includes placements in Primary Care year one and year two. Our programmes encourage interprofessional learning and to this end we are keen that practices support all learners studying professional programmes.
Canterbury Christ Church University supports the development of practice learning with dedicated roles that support both students and practice staff. As Senior Lecturers in Practice Learning we welcome the opportunity to discuss this further.
For West and North Kent practices, please contact Sarah Pye firstname.lastname@example.org
For practices in East Kent please contact Ria Baker email@example.com