Foundry Medical Group (FMG) is a federation of 6 GP practices in the North of Sheffield.
Foundry was awarded the student nurse Advanced Training Practice (ATP) Hub contract for Sheffield.
Foundry was awarded the contract by Health Education England Yorkshire and Humber. The practice will be responsible for the co-ordination of student nurse placements across recruited GP practices for the Sheffield area from January 2016.
Foundry Medical Group as the ATP Hub is responsible for recruiting GP practices into the ATP network to provide placements for undergraduate nurses. We help students to consider Primary Care as a viable future career and we help GP practices to meet their potential future workforce!
In order to meet demand for placements we are currently seeking to increase the number of practices participating in the ATP Scheme. Funding is provided to support practices in accommodating and mentoring students.
Other HEEYH primary care initiatives facilitated by FMG include the GPN Ready Scheme (aimed at newly qualified nurses), the return to practice nurses and the HCA Apprenticeship Scheme.