LEADERSHIP & ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

Apprenticeship Levy - Primary Care 

1. WHAT ARE APPRENTICESHIPS? 
An apprenticeship is on the job training that leads to a national qualification. There are different levels of apprenticeships, from intermediate and advanced to higher and degree levels. Apprenticeships are used to develop the skills and knowledge of both new and existing employees and typically combine on-the-job training at an employer’s site with off-the-job training provided by a training organisation. 
 
2. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF AN APPRENTICESHIP? 
Apprenticeships are a productive and effective way to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Apprenticeships allow you to diversify your workforce. 
 
3. HOW CAN PRIMARY CARE ACCESS THE APPRENTICESHIP LEVY FUNDING? 
The Apprenticeship Levy funding does not cover salary costs (you will have to fund the apprentice’s salary.) Unless you pay the Apprenticeship Levy, primary care can access funding to pay for apprenticeship training, is via, either 
Levy Transfer – Levy paying employers can transfer some of their annual levy to other employers – primary care organisation/GP practice. These transfers cover 100% of the training costs of the apprenticeship (you still need to cover salary), Or; 
Non-levy employers pay 5% towards the cost of apprenticeship training. The government will pay the rest (95%) up to the funding band maximum. The 95% funding is paid by the Government straight to the provider. The 5% employer contribution is paid to the provider by the employer. 
 
4. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: 
Apprenticeships in Primary and Social Care – Information Pack. Read here. 

Medical Mavericks - A Useful Resource to Promote Careers 

Medical Mavericks' mission is to inspire the next generation of medics and scientists by taking real medical and sports science equipment into schools, colleges & events all over the UK. 
 
Students and teachers can visit the website and look for more information and resources about how to get into a career in health and social care. 

The History Months Series 

Primary Care workforce group is holding The History Months Series in collaboration with Nottinghamshire Alliance Training Hub (NATH), Nottingham City GP Alliance (NCGPA) and Primary Integrated Community Sevices (PICS). 
 
Our first Black History Months event was successfully held in October, bringing together colleagues working in General practice from across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire to learn about Black History, challenges and success stories and to just know each other better. 
 
The second event Islam Awareness took place on 1st December 2020, bringing together colleagues working in primary care across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire to learn about Islam: lived experiences, successes and challenges faced and how we can better work together for a supportive, integrated and inclusive workforce. Recorded video will be available to watch on our Youtube channel soon. 
Each month we plan to explore a different theme or talk with different colleagues from different communities. We look forward to meeting you and welcome your ideas! More events are comming soon. Like and subcribe to our YouTube channel to stay up to date! 

Student Leadership Programme 

The Council of Deans of Health represents the UK’s university faculties engaged in education and research for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals. At any one time their members will be educating around 100,000 future and registered health professionals. 
 
Their Student Leadership Programme aims to promote and develop leadership skills among the future nursing, midwifery and AHP workforce by working with first and second year pre-registration students. Using information from a student survey and the input of students on the project advisory group the programme has been co-designed with students to ensure it focuses on areas not covered in current pre-registration curricula. So far, 200 students from across the UK have already completed the programme. You can read about their experiences in their blogs and case studies. 
The #150Leaders are affectionate name for those students who are accepted on to the programme. Initially, the programme was designed as a two-year programme for 150 students, hence 150Leaders, but now 200 students have completed the Student Leadership Programme, and a further 50 are in their current cohort.  
 
Apply to be a student on the #150Leaders programme: 
 
Please read application guidance before you apply to the Student Leadership Programme. Applications for the programme are currently closed and applications for next cohort will around Easter 2021. 

Healthcare Leadership Model App 

The NHS Leadership Academy have designed a Healthcare Leadership Model App. It allows you to record observations about the leadership behaviours that you see around you and explore those behaviours using the dimensions of the Healthcare Leadership Model. You can add in your own reflections, save and revisit your entries, set goals and reminders and download a summary PDF report for your specific programme or portfolio. The App is free, open access, web-based and also accessible from your desktop or mobile devices. 
Mobile phone showing the NHS Leadership App

Coaching for Primary Care Staff - Looking After You Too 

Our NHS People recognise that the frontline primary care colleagues involved in the delivery of Primary Care services, both clinical and non-clinical, are facing unprecedented challenges through Covid-19. They are keen to ensure all staff delivering frontline primary care services feel supported to maintain their psychological wellbeing during this time, enabling them to maintain the delivery of frontline primary care. 
 
Individual coaching support is available with a highly skilled and experienced coach. This will be a space for you to offload the demands of whatever you are experiencing and be supported in developing practical strategies for dealing with this. It might be that through a one-off conversation you have all the strategies you need to cope with your situation and stay well. Or you might find a few sessions helpful. It is all led by you. 
 
Who is it for? 
All staff working in the delivery of Primary care Services. You will be either employed by the NHS or working with and NHS funded employer delivering an NHS funded Primary Care contract. 
 
How does it work? 
Sessions are available Mondays to Fridays between 08:00am – 10:00pm and on Saturdays and Sundays between 10:00am – 6:00pm 
 

Funding 

NATH have developed a strategic partnership with Nottingham Trent University including the Business School, Employability and Enterprise Department and the Institute of Health and Allied Professions. 
 
This partnership has seen the development of educational programmes and the creation of student placements (clinical and non-clinical) working across primary and community care settings. 

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