The National Apprenticeship Awards 2018 are now open for entries

Hosted by the National Apprenticeship Service, the awards recognise excellence in businesses that grow their own talent with apprenticeships, and apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplaces.

They provide businesses and individuals with a platform to showcase how apprenticeships have made a real difference to their organisation and their careers.

Free to attend information webinars will be held to help you write your winning entry

The 2018 awards are now open for entries until 25 May.

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Increase In General Practice Student Nurse Placements

An article in Nursing standards states 350% increase in student nurse placements in England’s general practices. The article credits training hubs with this along with the 10 point action plan.

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General Practice Nurse Awards 2018

The joint general practice nurse group for Y&H area hosted the GPN Awards 2018 on 20th Feb in order to recognise the skills, expertise and dedication of practice nurses in our area.

Sheffield had 4 nominations shortlisted & 2 winners.

Ruth Webber (Page Hall Medical Centre) won Practice Nurse Preceptor of the Year

Sarah Newton (Birley Health Centre) won Practice Nurse Mentor of the Year

Well Done ladies!

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Development of Advanced Clinical Practitioners in Primary Care

Health Education England is offering salary support of £18,000 and will pay course fees direct to chosen Higher Educational Institutions so trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioners can obtain their full MSc award.

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Sheffield Hallam University Mentor Awards 2017 

Sally Smith from The Whitehouse Surgery, an ATP spoke of Foundry Medical Group won the ‘inspirational mentor award’ at the Annual Mentor Conference.  Students were invited to nominate mentors who they feel are inspirational, it is one way they can acknowledge the important work the mentors do and say thank you.  Students nominate mentors who have offered them significant support and guidance.

Student comment “before starting my placement I could 100% say that practice nursing was NOT for me, and to start with Sally knew this, now as a third year I find myself looking for jobs as a Practice Nurse”



FMG supporting apprenticeships

Some quotes from our HCA Apprentices based in GP surgeries:

“At this stage in my life I feel it would have been difficult to go back to college, I feel blessed for this opportunity to earn and learn”

“Most doors to learn on the job as an apprentice are closed to someone my age, I am really enjoying learning and working with a mentor”


Student Nurse Placements increase

Since the creation of the ATP Hubs we have seen the nurse placements in General Practice increase.


HSJ Awards 2014: Workforce

Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber: The ATP Scheme WINS PRESTIGIOUS HSJ AWARD

Devised as a model to promote entry of nurses into general practice, the advanced training practice scheme created a shift in career aspirations.

The scheme has provided student nurses with accredited high quality placements attached to practice nurse teams covering years one, two and three of their training.

After review by esteemed judging panels, made up of senior and influential figures from the health sector, Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber won in recognition

of their outstanding work. The judges said “This team has built a sustainable platform and infrastructure that has seen successful planning and provides for future workforce change. The winner has developed wider engagement and has changed the narrative.”