Training Hubs

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

The model provides a much broader education than the traditional single professional approach and supports workforce planning. Training Hubs are 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.

Training hubs and quality management

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 Workforce 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 Integrated Care Systems (ICS)
  • 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 environment
  • 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’.

New Roles in Primary Care Guidance

The New Roles in Primary Care National Toolkit has been developed to enable Training Hubs to work collaboratively with Primary Care Networks (PCNs) towards the development of the Primary Care workforce, as outlined in the GP Contract. The guidance summarises:

  • role overviews
  • 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.

If you have any queries relating to the KSS Primary Care School please use the generic email address.