Wakefield Advanced Training Practice Hub

College Lane Surgery, Barnsley Road, Ackworth WF7 7HZ

Telephone: 01977 614090


College Lane Surgery was appointed by Health Education England (HEE) as the Wakefield Hub of the Advanced Training Practice (ATP) scheme. The Hub is delighted to work with 11 additional GP practices who act as spoke placements for undergraduate nurses. In addition, GP surgeries can apply to offer new graduate nurses employment and health care assistant apprenticeships. 

What is an ATP?

An ATP is a practice or group of practices accredited to provide undergraduate and post-graduate multi professional training placements, working with HEE across Yorkshire & Humber.

What does the ATP do?

  • Provide practice training placements that offer opportunities for learners to develop the competencies needed to work effectively in primary and community care settings
  • Develop internal placement timetables that enable integrated learning opportunities
  • Contribute to the regional practice placement provision within primary and community settings
  • Engage with regional placement timetables to enable integrated learning opportunities
  • Contract with HEE within Yorkshire & Humber to provide practice placements (Learning and Development Agreement)
  • Enable patient and public involvement in healthcare education
  • Work in partnership with academic staff to monitor and ensure quality of placement
  • Deliver a hub-and-spoke model, for the provision of placements within primary and community settings.

What are the benefits from this?

  • More practices engaged in training the future primary and community care workforce
  • A robust infrastructure for the provision and support of quality assured placements for medical and healthcare students
  • Inter-professional learning and working becomes embedded in primary care
  • More medical and non-medical accredited placements available
  • A future workforce completing their training competent to work in primary and community care
  • A future workforce with greater understanding of the roles of colleagues through inter-professional learning
  • Greater opportunity to ensure an appropriately trained workforce for the implementation of services to support national policy and demographic trends
  • Robust partnerships between placement providers and educational institutions (HEI’s and Medical Schools).

For more information on the HEE Yorkshire and Humber Advanced Training practice please visit the official website.

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