FUTURE WORKFORCE

LEWISHAM CEPN IS AT THE FOREFRONT OF NEW INITIATIVES TO BRING NEW TALENT INTO GP PRACTICES AND COMMUNITY HEALTH ORGANISATIONS, TO SUPPORT THE EXISTING WORKFORCE

Local initiatives to grow Lewisham’s future workforce

Lewisham CEPN is working to attract local young people to local NHS organisations to enable us to grow own own future workforce.

A programme of apprenticeships is also being developed, to encourage local young people to choose GP, pharmacy, optometry and dental practices as long-term career options, with effective and enjoyable apprenticeship placements followed by permanent employment and defined career pathways. Apprenticeships can be arranged for receptionist/admin staff, IT staff and HCAs. Please see the relevant page on this website.

Lewisham CEPN priorities to recruit the future workforce

  • Robust apprenticeship schemes, with clearly defined expectations and standards for both the apprentices and their employing organisations.
  • Undergraduate student nurse placements to showcase practice nursing and Lewisham’s qualities.
  • Bringing new HCAS into Lewisham, either by developing current reception/admin staff (and perhaps replacing these with an apprentice) or by local apprenticeship recruitment initiatives.