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Pennine Lancashire is one of the five Integrated Care Partnerships making up the Lancashire & South Cumbria Integrated Care System. It is the second largest in geographical terms but has the largest and most diverse populations at around 550 thousand. It also has a very young population in many areas whilst also facing the challenge of an older population that is living longer, many with complex care needs.
The area is divided in to thirteen Primary Care Neighbourhoods, four within the Blackburn with Darwen area and nine within the East Lancashire footprint. East Lancashire Hospital Trust provides Secondary Care Services from two main sites and three Community Hospitals. More information can be found at togetherahealthierfuture.org.uk.
The area has been an early adopter of alternative Clinical roles within Primary Care and with the launch of the Training Hub will build on this early success.
Pennine Lancashire Training Hub
Lancashire and South Cumbria Training Hub is made up of 5 localities that match the ICP Footprints which are : Fylde Coast, Morecambe Bay, Pennine Lancashire, West Lancashire and Greater Preston, Chorley & South Ribble. They support the development of the existing and future workforce of General Practice in our area by rolling out nationally and locally commissioned projects in line with educational and workforce priorities. Currently the L&SC Training Hub’s multidisciplinary team focuses on facilitating, coordinating and promoting placements in general practice for student nurses, AHPs and Physician associates as well as clinical and administrative apprenticeship opportunities. We also provide support to staff returning to general practice as well as training and development opportunities for current general practice employees. We achieve our goals through close cooperation with our commissioning bodies, partnering universities and participating practices.
Pennine Lancashire Training Hub Contact Details are: email:firstname.lastname@example.org or ring on 01254 226695
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Cervical Screening Training
The following UK registered healthcare professionals are eligible to train to undertake the role of cervical sample taker:
• Registered Nursing Associates
• Physician Associates who are registered on the Physician Associate Managed Voluntary Register (PAMVR)
The benefits of Cervical Smear Screening can never be understated, ensuring the patient is guided through the process and feels calm and assured is paramount. Training is vital for this important role