The Training Needs Analysis 2023/24 is now closed. Thank you for your response!


Training Needs Analysis 

The What?

The Training Needs Analysis has been developed as a survey for the general practice workforce, where you can answer questions open and honestly around your level of proficiency and developmental needs.

The Why?

The results of this will be analysed by the Primary Care Training Hub to identify areas where the workforce could benefit from further training. We will then work with training providers and higher education institutes to provide the resources and training to support your development needs. 

The How?

Working with our stakeholders and front line professionals, we have conducted pilot studies to ensure that the skills frameworks used are comprehensive and results of which can be utilised to shape funding plans.

The Survey?

The below flowchart shows the journey of the Training Needs Analysis and how The Primary Care Training Hub utilise the results:


The survey will take approximatley 7 minutes to complete and will ask of your competence and training needs of various skills relevant to your role. This will help us to identify areas where training is needed, allowing us to fund training and development opportunities in these area for the 2023/24 financial year.

What Staff Groups?

The survey will give a fantastic opportunity for primary care staff to think about their current and future development needs, if within one of the following staff groups:

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Non-Registered Nursing

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Other Primary Care Roles

2021/22 Training Needs Analysis Results

Nursing Workforce

447 responses across North East and North Cumbria.

Administrative, Clerical and Management 

686 responses across North East and North Cumbria.

Multi Professional Clinical Roles

49 responses across North East and North Cumbria.

Personalised Care 

82 responses across North East and North Cumbria.

Other Roles

65 responses across North East and North Cumbria.

Our Pilots

Nursing Pilot

523 participants across North East and North Cumbria.

Administrative, Clerical and Management Pilot

138 participants across Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland.

Multi Professional Clinical Pilot

41 participants across North Tyneside, County Durham and Sunderland.

Personalised Care Pilot

8 participants across North Tyneside, South Tyneside and County Durham.

Training Delivered

The Primary Care Training Hub have then been able to work alongside our stakeholders to plan training using the results of the previous Training Needs Analysis results. Some of the training delivered in North East North Cumbria across 2021/22 includes but is not limited to:


 5 Day HCA Course: aimed to support new HCA's in general practice; covering communication skills, delivering health promotion, obtaining valid consent, ear care, B12, phlebotomy, basic wound care and core observation recording. 

 Administrative Training: covering telephone conversations, chaperoning, medical terminology, SNOMED coding, note summarising and running effective meetings. 

 Women’s Health Training: including menopause, prolapse and pessaries, injections, combined hormonal contraception, progesterone only pills, implants, intrauterine contraception and more. 

 Accredited Training Courses: including contraception, cervical smears, immunisation, ear care and more.

 Non-Accredited Courses: including dementia, immunisation, menopause, wound care and more.

 Primary Care Masterclasses: in minor ailments, interpreting blood results, dietetic foot care and more.

 Aspiring Practice Managers Programme: including 5 mandatory modules and up to 9 optional modules including introduction to practice management, preparing for CQC inspection, partnership working, managing change in general practice and more. 

 Nursing Training Resource: an online resource including links to all available e-learning in procedures, screening, long term conditions, immunisations/vaccines, women’s health, acute patient management, advanced roles and leadership and management. This is accessible to the full nursing workforce across North East North Cumbria.

A snapshot of just some of the training delivered for the nursing workforce as a result of the Training Needs Analysis 2021/22 results:

Through the pilots and previous years’ results, we've been able to commission training based on the needs of our workforce. Our full survey will utilise more responses from each staff group, and therefore give a fuller picture of the needs of our workforce. From this, you can expect to see more relevant training opportunities being commissioned through the Training Hub.

If you have any questions or require any further information, please contact the training hub on