Advanced Training Practice Scheme

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What are they?

They are a practice or group of practices accredited to provide undergraduate and post-graduate multi-professional training placements.  We now have over 130 practices involved in the Scheme.

 They have an integrated learning ethos which:

  • Sees education, training and development as a core part of everyday work
  • Encourages integrated learning both inter-professionally and between learners at different stages of their learning journey
  • Support the involvement of neighbouring practices and community services in being engaged in training and developing the future workforce.

 What do they 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 Health Education Yorkshire and the 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
  • A group of practices may develop as a local network, either as a consortium or in a hub-and-spoke model, for the provision of placements within primary and community settings
  • A group of practices as a local network may support trainers through: mentorship; problem solving; CPD opportunities; administration of the placements

 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
  • Interprofessional 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 training 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)

 What are the differences between now and with Advanced Training Practices?

  •  Increased capacity of practice placements within primary care
  • Ability of ATP to influence the development of related curricula
  • Involvement in forecasting future workforce needs within their own organisation and the wider health community
  • There will be a greater range of high quality training placements for non-medical trainees
  • Interdisciplinary working and training opportunities will be described in each placement
  • Gaining an understanding of how primary care works – its ethos and culture will be a learning objective for all placements
  • Quality Markers:
    • Each placement will have an identified practice based administrator who will be responsible for the learners timetable
    • Each learner will have an identified practice based educationalist who will offer regular teaching sessions and will be responsible for the learning programme.

Further information about the ATP programme is available in the documents below:

Primary care case study – May 14

Advanced Training Practices Strategy 2013-16

ATP Funding model 2014-15 V2 explanation and conditions (1)

ATP Evaluation Report – April 13

ATP Student Survey Evaluation – Nov 13

ATP Student Survey Evaluation – April 14

ATP Student Survey Evaluation – September 2014

ATP Mentor Survey Evaluation – April 14

ATP Mentor Survey Evaluation – September 2014

ATP Information Pack

ATP – What are they

ATP Scheme Map

CCG links

ATP Guidelines for Spoke Recruitment Sept 2013

ATP Criteria for Recruiting Non Training Practices

ATP Criteria Evidence for Recruiting Non Training Practices

Preceptorship Best Practice Guidance

ATP presentation for RCN conference 2013 proofed

ATP RCN Conference 2014

RCN Conference 2014 – Book of Abstracts

ATP Leaflet – Promoting Student Nurse Training in General Practice

Nursing Times Article – A-scheme-to-increase-practice-nurse-numbers

ATP Workshop Presentation – July 2013 – Jenny Aston

ATP Workshop Presentation – July 2013 – Mark Purvis