HMR Primary Care Academy is supporting implementation of the NHS strategic direction, the Five Year Forward View and the programmes that support it, particularly the GP workforce 10 point plan, which stresses the urgent need to recruit doctors and nurses into general practice, retain current staff and support returners.
To help future proof General Practice in HMR by providing clinical and non-clinical staff with the necessary workforce skills, values and support tools, such as mentoring to improve the quality and continuity of safe primary care services in HMR.
To promote HMR as the first-choice career location for GPs, Nurses and other health professionals planning their future and highlight the many benefits of living and working in the area with an emphasis on introducing roles emerging and apprenticeships available.
To demonstrate that HMR values its primary care staff and their essential role in securing the sustainability of the NHS and acknowledges the need to nurture and support career development.
To implement recruitment and retention initiatives to support GP Practices.
To grow our own staff by working with local training providers, schools, colleges and universities.
The Academy will support practices and system leaders to respond to the changing needs of local health and care systems and helps to avoid future vulnerability by understanding and planning for future change now.
Research and development - To identify those members who would like to be involved in research and form links with universities /networks.
We believe primary care is the heart of the NHS and key to sustainability and transformation.
The Academy was formally launched on Thursday 13th September 2018 at Rochdale Football Club with representatives from key stakeholders across HMR invited.
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