Working with our practices and partners to create high quality education and learning opportunities for the primary care workforce
The healthcare system in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland is about working together to make services better for patients. By working more closely together, the different teams across the local NHS system can really make a difference to the health and wellbeing of the local population.
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Examples of this work include working together to keep care home residents safe and to reduce the need for them to be admitted to hospital; using technology to delver patient care, allowing clinical teams to keep track of patients with chronic conditions safely and in the comfort of their own home; rapid response service to reduce hospital admissions amongst frail and older people. The LLR Training Hub supports these key pieces of work by ensuring that our colleagues working in the roles providing the care to patients are able to access the necessary education, training and development support.
The LLR Training Hub has been established to ensure that there is high quality provision of education, training and development support for all of our colleagues working in general practice (primary care) across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. There are 133 practices in the area, and the training hub supports colleagues in all of these practices with their training and development to make sure that they have the skills in place to deliver safe and high quality care to patients locally. This includes GPs, nurses, clinical pharmacists, physician associates, nursing associates, advanced clinical practitioners, social prescribers and numerous other roles, including administration and management. The training hub makes sure that there is access to training courses and programmes for all different roles, either individually or as team based learning.
One of the key challenges locally at the moment is recruiting to the extensive roles that we have in primary care, and ensuring that there is a good level of interest in the learning pathways available for students who are considering a career in the NHS. The LLR Training Hub works closely with GP surgeries to support them to recruit to their vacant roles, and provides a comprehensive induction to support each new member of staff to settle in and understand more about their new working environment. The hub team also works closely with the university teams to make sure that there are enough placements available for students looking for experience in primary care, and promotes all the benefits that a career working in primary care has to offer.
A map of the area we cover:
How to get a job in our area?:
- + NHSJobs www.jobs.nhs.uk
- + Practice websites – you can find a list of local GP surgeries via Find a GP – NHS (www.nhs.uk) and navigating through to their practice website which will show the latest vacancies
Facts about our area:
+ Leicester is one of the oldest cities in England, with a history going back at least two millennia. The native Iron Age settlement encountered by the Romans at the site seems to have developed in the 2nd or 1st centuries BC.
+ Rutland is the smallest county with a total area of 382sqkm (147.4 sq miles) according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
+ As of 2017, Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland had an estimated population of 1,083,226 people, with England’s overall population estimated at 55,619,430.
+ Compared to the England benchmark, LLR had higher proportions of people in their late teens and early twenties, and lower proportions of children under the age of ten, people in their thirties to fifties, and people in their seventies and above.