Latest News and Updates

Nursing Students Funding

All nursing and midwifery students are many allied health students on degree courses from September 2020 will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year, which they will not need to pay back. It is expected to benefit more than 35,000 students every year.

Students will receive at least £5,000 a year, with up to £3,000 further funding available for eligible students, including for:

  • specialist disciplines that struggle to recruit, including mental health
  • an additional childcare allowance, on top of the £1,000 already on offer
  • areas of the country which have seen a decrease in people accepted on some nursing, midwifery and allied health courses over the past year

For more information, please click here.

OTH Newsletter January

Here is the January edition of the Oxfordshire Training Hub newsletter.

Please feel free to pass onto all your colleagues and get in touch with any questions or suggestions for inclusion in next month’s edition.

To start the new year the team have been reflecting on all our achievements in 2019 and how our activity has grown. We have put together an overview of some of our highlights.

Also in this edition:

  • Return to practice day for GPs
  • Care Certificate for HCAs and CQC standards
  • Insulin initiation training for GPs and Nurses
  • Primary Care Clinical Supervisors Course
  • Regional and Local Events to Support Link Workers

Any feedback about the newsletter is welcome.

OTH Newsletter January

Nurses Conference - January 28th 2020

The Oxfordshire Training Hub are running a Conference for Lead Nurses on 28th January 2020 at the Kassam Stadium.

This conference will update, motivate and ignite positivity back in to the nursing roles in Primary Care.
The event will include Keynote Presentations, Workshops and Time for Networking.

Lead and Senior Practice Nurses across Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West are proactively encouraged to attend and share their knowledge and experience at this event.

For further information and to book a place please contact or

More information regarding the key note presentations and workshops will be in the OTH Newsletter next month. If you are not already on the mailing list for this visit and subscribe free of charge.



OTH Newsletter December

Here is the December edition of the Oxfordshire Training Hub newsletter. This has lots of information about our activities and events/training happening within Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas for Primary Care.

This month’s edition has information on the Primary Care Nursing Conference, Nurse and AHP Training Funding and New Resources for Physician Associates working in General Practice

Any feedback about the newsletter is welcome.

OTH Newsletter December

OTH Newsletter November

Here is the November edition of the Oxfordshire Training Hub newsletter. This has lots of information about our activities and events/training happening within Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas for Primary Care.

This month’s edition has information on the Primary Care Nursing One Day Conference, GPN and AHP Bursary and more MECC training sessions

Any feedback about the newsletter is welcome.

OTH Newsletter November

Physical Activity in Clinical Care


FREE training for healthcare professionals

A national network of expert Physical Activity Clinical Champions is delivering FREE tailored, peer to peer 1-3 hours training sessions to groups of healthcare professionals (HCPs) at a time and location to suit local needs e.g. Vocational Training Schemes, Protected Learning Time, lunchtime learning, etc.

How can I book a group training session?

Can you gather at least 12 HCPs and / or trainee HCPs for training?
Do you have access to a space to hold the training?
Will participants be able to attend for at least 1 hour (sessions can be extended but not reduced)?

If the answer to these three questions is YES contact today who will help connect you with your local Physical Activity Clinical Champion.



What are the challenges to staying healthy for your community




The Oxfordshire Wellbeing Network brings together local organisations – whatever their community of interest. It could be housing, health, faith, a residents’ association, village or Parish Council, Patient Participation Groups, neighbourhood support, caring, self-help group, luncheon clubs.

We have direct access to the most senior decision makers in health and social care services.

We want your organisation to join us to:

  • Have your say
  • Join the conversation
  • Be heard

To attend register here

Graduate Certificate for General Practice Nurses at Bucks New University - Funded places


Health Education England- Thames Valley has funding to support nurses new to General Practice to undertake the Graduate Certificate for General Practice Nurses at Bucks New University.

This programme will be delivered as a blended learning course over 9 months starting each February and September. This means that students will attend face to face teaching and learning at Bucks New University, High Wycombe campus and will also be expected to complete online learning over the 9 months.

The nurse will need to be supported and assessed by suitably qualified and experienced colleagues in practice in developing a portfolio of practice.

HEE Thames Valley will provide funding for the course fees only.

For further details of the course please go here.

If you have recently employed or are considering employing a nurse new to general practice who has NOT completed any clinical competencies and would wish to undertake this course please contact us as soon as possible.



Nye Bevan programme - for aspiring senior leaders


This unique, award winning leadership development
programme helps aspiring senior (clinical and non-clinical)
leaders working in health and care to build personal
resilience, confidence, influence, capabilities, relationships
and networks, to prepare for the challenges and demands
of executive director (or equivalent) roles. To find out
more click here.



Workforce Development

Results of the workforce survey and what we are going to do about it


Thank you to everyone who completed the workforce and estates survey! We wanted to share with you the results of the survey and how we are going to support practices moving forward. The info sheet here shows the key findings and the support that we will provide practices to help with this. Many of the projects are currently in the planning stages, but we wanted to share this with you now, so that you can use it in you practice/PCN planning. We will of course let you know when this training is available



This plan is a joint one between Oxfordshire Training Hub and Oxfordshire CCG. If you have any questions please contact and



Reflective Group for Healthcare Professionals

Cath Harvey (group therapist) and Andreas Kyrris (GP) have been facilitating reflective groups for the past two years. We use the well-established Balint group format with a focus on supporting our group members with the emotional impact of their work and helping them to think about the practitioner-patient relationship. We are looking to expand our GP group which meets on the third Monday of each month at Cowley Road Medical Practice from 7-8:30pm. Non-GP practitioners as well as GPs are most welcome to join.

If you would like more information, please contact Andreas at



Fully funded training for community pharmacy professionals

Postgraduate qualifications are becoming ever more important as pharmacy professionals are asked to take on new roles. Take advantage of fully funded NHS training to develop your skills and prepare for an exciting change in the pharmacy profession.

Courses start regularly and allow you to study online, with minimal or no face to face time, depending on the course. The training is funded by the Pharmacy Integration Fund.