Training Hubs

Training Hubs are a HEE model designed to meet the educational needs of the multi-disciplinary Primary Care team, and bring together NHS organisations, community providers and local authorities.

Providing a much broader education than the traditional single professional approach and will also support workforce planning. Training Hubs will be an essential vehicle of workforce transformation due to their ability to engage multiple general practice organisations and provide consistent education and workforce planning support. 

These are networks of education and service providers (NHS and non-NHS) based in the community. They are tasked with increasing capacity for future workforce training in the community and the development of the current and future workforce around the needs of a regionally defined population.

What are Training Hubs and how do you access them?

Aims and objectives

  • further development and expansion of placement capacity to create innovative and high-quality clinical placements for all learners to meet the workforce needs of ‘the place’ in line with the Long Term Plan: thus, maximising the effective use of educational resources across the network
  • continuation of the role in supporting understanding of workforce planning, assisting in the co-ordination and realisation of the health and social care workforce across the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) and Integrated Care Partnership (ICS) system
  • support recruitment of the primary care workforce through:
    developing, expanding and enhancing recruitment of multi-professional educators together with developing their capabilities to support the delivery of high-quality clinical learning placements and high-quality teaching and learning environments
    supporting the development and realisation of educational programmes to develop the Primary/Community Care workforce at scale to address identified population health needs, support service re-design and the delivery of integrated care (through for example, rotational placements and integrated educational programmes of learning)
  • enable, support and embed “new roles” within primary care
  • supporting the retention of the Primary Care workforce across all key transitions including promoting primary care as an employment destination to students, through schools and higher education institutions
  • enable both workforce planning intentions and placement co-ordination through the active management of clinical placement tariffs–moving towards ‘place-based tariffs’.

Kent, Surrey and Sussex (KSS) footprint

The following Locality Training Hubs operate within each respective STP footprint and also work collaboratively at STP level to reduce duplication and enable system level discussion for the described population.

Kent and Medway STP
Surrey Heartlands STP
Sussex Health and Care Partnership STP

New Roles in Primary Care Guidance

HEE have developed the ‘New Roles in Primary Care Guidance – also available through your local Training Hub. The guidance summarises:

  • An overview of the role;
  • funding;
  • training and development;
  • activities undertaken;
  • skills and competencies;
  • supervision requirements;
  • educational providers;
  • approved ARRS and other job descriptions;
  • case study examples.

Additional information about the Primary Care Networks Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) is outlined in the GP Contract as well as other new roles and advanced level of practice.


Queries should be directed towards the appropriate locality Training Hub team.

However if you have any general queries, please contact Nick Barry-Tait, Senior Programme Manager for Primary Care Workstream.