The NENC Primary Care Training Hub will continue to update this page with questions that are asked from our users. If you have any questions that are not answered below, please send these to us via email to


What is the role of a Training Hub?

Training Hubs are designed to meet the educational needs of the multi-disciplinary Primary Care team, and bring together NHS organisations, community providers and local authorities. They are tasked with increasing capacity for future workforce training in the community and the development of the current and future workforce around the needs of a regionally defined population. This is done through working alongside GP practices, external training companies, higher education institutions, local medical committees, community NHS trusts, education providers and more.

Training hubs are expected to be an essential vehicle of workforce transformation due to their ability to engage multiple general practice organisations and provide consistent education and workforce planning support.

(Health Education England, 2019)

Where does the funding come from?

Training hubs are funded by Health Education England (HEE) and NHS England (NHSE) to identify the training and development needs of our local workforce and devise, develop and/or commission responses to meet these identified needs.


What kind of support can I access?

  • Any advice with workforce planning and training needs analysis, to help find which roles best meet the needs of patients and practice population 
  • Help to embed new staff into roles through the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) who can explain each role to PCNs as well
  • Opportunities for continuing professional development (CPD)  
  • Career support at all stages
  • Support for new GP partners through the tailored development programme
  • Train and recruit more educators
  • Develop and help to keep staff through for example, mentoring, and preceptorships 
  • Support for practices and PCNs who are looking to become learning environments to increase  the number of placements for a variety of trainees and students

If you’re looking for upcoming training events, please click here. If you’re looking for more information around an ARRS role, please click here. If you’re a GP interested in the fellowship programme, please click here. If you’re looking for something else, please browse through the range of resource on the website, or contact us on the above email address if you can’t find what you’re looking for!


How can I contact you?

The North East and North Cumbria Primary Care Training Hub can be contacted via email on:


How can I get a Future NHS account?

Future NHS can be accessed by clicking here. On the log in page, then input your NHS email address on the “Need an Account” section, and click “Register / Request Access”.

You'll then be prompted to fill in your personal details to allow you to register. Once this is complete and you’ve clicked “Register”, you will receive an email asking you to activate your account. Please check your junk/spam if you can not find this. Click “Activate your account” and this will take you to your user home.

Once you have logged in you can search for workspaces, set up your own community, watch training videos and find knowledge and resources on the FutureNHS Case Study Hub


How can I get an e-learning for healthcare account?

You can register for e-Learning for Healthcare by clicking here and inputting your NHS email address. You will then be emailed with your username and a link to allow you to choose your new password.

To log in at any other time please go to and click the 'Log in' button.

Our guidance on useful resources on e-LfH can be found here for generic training and resources, or in the training and development tab of each role on our New Roles Resource.


How do I get into a role in Primary Care?

Guidance on how to get into any ARRS funded roles can be found on our New Roles Resource, including qualifications required and education providers.

If you are looking to become a Primary Care Nurse, you can choose between doing a nursing degree apprenticeship or studying full-time at university doing a BSc (Hons) nursing degree.

Northumbria University and The Open University offer Nursing Degree Apprenticeship courses. A full list and more information can be found here.

If you're a Nursing Associate or Assistant Practitioner, looking to become a registered nurse, you could be eligible for the Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship - top up / conversion course.

Scheme is eligible for Nursing Associates and Assistant Practitioners entering the Nurse Degree Apprenticeship pathway who complete the apprenticeship by March 2024.
- Employer support package - £8,300 per apprentice per year (max of 2 years funding), ​LD Top ups are also eligible for an additional £3,900.
- The funding supports employers with expenses such as staffing costs while apprentices are undertaking education and training.​
- Registered Nurse Degree Apprentices are employed and are paid a salary by their employer, and tuition are fees paid for through the apprenticeship levy. 
- Employers will need to provide assurance, they will complete and be employed as RN’s by March 2024
- Universities: Teesside University (Next intake: Mar 2022), Sunderland University (Jan 2022 ans Jul 2022), Coventry University: Scarborough Campus (Mar 2022), Northumrbia University (Intake date tbc)

- If employers have any final requests for the funding grant please contact ASAP. This will be the last opportunity to request funding for top ups and these will be paid in January 2022.



A lot of acronyms and abbreviations are used within primary care. The below resource has been compiled containing the most commonly used acronyms:




Advanced Clinical Practitioner 


Allied Health Professional 


Advanced Nurse Practitioner 


Advanced Practice 


Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme 


Clinical Commissioning Group 


Continuing Professional Development 


Clinical Placement Expansion Programme 


Care Quality Commission 


Continuous Workforce Development 


Digital Apprenticeship Service 


e-Learning for Healthcare 


First Contact Practitioner 


General Practitioner/General Practice 


General Practice Nurse 


General Practice Assistant 


Health Care Assistant 


Health Care Professional 


Health Education England 


Higher Education Institute 


Integrated Care Partnership  


Investment and Impact Fund 


Integrated Care System 


Knowledge Library Service 


Multi-disciplinary Teams 


Multi-Professional Education and Training 




NHS England and Improvement  


Nursing Midwifery Council 


Non-medical prescriber 


National Workforce Reporting Service 


Primary Care Network 


Primary Care Pharmacy Education Pathway 


Primary Care Training Hub 


Practice Educator Facilitator 


Private Independent and Voluntary Organisations 


Returning Educators and Clinical Academics Programme 


Roadmap Supervision and Verification Course/Roadmap Supervisor 


Training Nursing Associate 


Training Needs Analysis 


Workplace Based Assessment