Lewisham Community Education Provider Network is tasked with helping to improve the quality and localisation of education and training for primary and community healthcare professionals in Lewisham.

Why has Lewisham CEPN been formed?

Lewisham CEPN is a response to:

  • the urgent need to reinforce training in primary care to achieve some parity with that in secondary care
  • greater pressures on clinical and educational workload
  • the need for local and responsive workforce planning
  • the policy context for the redesign of primary care and clinical services, which now always need to incorporate education and training provision
  • the need to improve population health outcomes through integrated working and learning

Its activities are guided by the priority areas detailed in the Health Education England document: Investing in People for Health and Healthcare (2014):

  • planning the future medical workforce
  • planning the future non-medical workforce
  • investment in education and training for existing staff in order to effectively respond to immediate service pressures and maintain the current workforce
  • investment in initiatives to expand the workforce to meet future service pressures in a constantly evolving environment
  • managing local needs within the framework of national priorities

It will address these needs within the framework of the Five Year Forward View, encouraging local education providers, commissioners and users to work collaboratively to develop a coherent local training programme, in order to deliver local outcomes.

Annual Report 2015-16

Publish date June 2016.

Operating Plan 2016-17

Publish date June 2016.