Community Education Provider Network
The Coventry and Rugby GP Alliance was successful in its bid to Health Education West Midlands to become a Community Education Provider Network. These networks have been established to support primary care workforce development. In the first year for nurse training and the second and third for doctors, paramedics and pharmacists.
Practice Nursing Bank
The Alliance is starting to build a nursing bank to support practices and hope to extend this over the next 12 months.
The Alliance has been chosen to be the host employer for six new Admiral Nurse posts. From April 2016 the nurses will look after the carers of people with dementia, and the Alliance will work collaboratively with Dementia UK to deliver the service.
The Alliance has been awarded resources for five post-CCT fellows by Health Education West Midlands to work the with the Alliance in 2016/17 to support and develop primary care.
Following feedback from practices the Alliance established a series of CQC workshops to support practices with preparation for CQC inspections