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Education Programme


Welcome to the Cornwall Training Hub Education and Training programme. You will find details here of our  in house courses and other training we offer. We send a bi weekly communication to General Practice with news, information, courses and resources. Please contact us at kernowhealthcic.workforce@nhs.net to be added to our mailing list, or find our previous bulletins here.

Multi-Professional Training

Our core education programme is supported by General Practice subscription, direct funding for specific projects and specialist courses, individual training place purchase and support from the pharmaceutical industry where appropriate. To sign up your practice to be able to access the programme please contact us at kernowhealthcic.workforce@nhs.net. We will get in touch with subscription costs and information.

Most of our courses can be accessed by any practice identified team members, irrespective of discipline, that are employed with a subscribing practice. We are able to procure some education and training at scale in a bespoke way that meets the learning and development needs of the wider Cornwall clinical workforce, and our team of multi professional educators regularly review our programme to ensure it is meeting the needs of our clinical and non clinical teams.

University modules & College Courses

The Training Hub is a central point of access to advanced level courses in health care (e.g. Non-Medical Prescribing, Advanced Practitioner) and apprenticeships. We work with Health Education England to access and co-ordinate the funded places available to clinical teams in Cornwall. Please contact us to register interest and be added to the waiting list for these places.

Other Learning

If you cannot see the course you are looking for, the Training Hub education team can signpost you to a variety of alternative learning options. The following may be a helpful start point:

E-learning for Health– Free for all NHS staff to access with their NHS e-mail account

The NHS Learning Hub – HEE’s Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Learning Hub is a new digital platform that provides easy access to a wide range of resources, many in response to the COVID-19 efforts to support the health and care workforce, that are pertinent to education and training in health and care. New features will be frequently released to provide a comprehensive learning experience for users. You are invited to access the Learning Hub either using eligible e-Learning for Healthcare log in details or by creating a Learning Hub account.

Multi-Professional Conference

The Training Hub annual conference, ‘Better Together’, encourages networking and best practice, whilst giving direct access to national speakers. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will not go ahead in 2020, but we hope to re-schedule in 2021.

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QNI Standards of Education and Practice for Nurses New to General Practice Nursing  June 2020

Standards of Education and Practice for Nurses New to General Practice Nursing

QNI General Practice Nurse Standards New to GPN (Updated 270520) and Senior GPN  May 2020

In recent years there has been a range of new educational developments for nurses moving into General Practice.

The evolving role of the General Practice Nurse (GPN) with specialist knowledge and skills is pivotal in contributing to the success of the transformation of primary care services. However, this brings unique challenges for nurses selecting General Practice Nursing: many GPNs are directly employed by General Practitioners with variations in roles, responsibilities, terms and conditions.

The QNI has published Voluntary Standards for nurses new to General Practice Nursing and separate Voluntary Standards for senior General Practice Nurses. These documents can be downloaded below.


Primary Care Respiratory Society

Website contains a wealth of very helpful information for managing respiratory conditions in general https://www.pcrs-uk.org/home

Also dedicated COVID-19 links to relevant information https://www.pcrs-uk.org/coronavirus  And E-learning via Primary Care Respiratory Academy


Course Prospectus

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Primary Care Education Programme (PCEP) prospectus has been updated. This reflects our new delivery model which centres on remote delivery of high quality education and training for primary care.

The prospectus provides an overview of what is currently available. However, we continue to work to expand and improve the education programme. This means that new courses will continue to be added to our training programme as time goes on. Should you have particular training requirements within your practice which are not currently catered for, please let us know.


CFT Available Courses

To see the available courses run by our community system partners Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust, please click here

Health Education England Funded University Modules

For more information on the modules available, please click here