Newham CCG is the host organisation of Newham Together, the Newham Community Education Provider Network (CEPN), a multi-organisational network focusing on improving the health outcomes of the local population and the service user experience by strategically investing in and shaping education and training for health and social care professionals.
Newham Together was one of the first implementer sites for the CEPN model in East London and was established in April 2014. The network was developed to build on the educational systems that were already in place, and that were quite well developed within the established health and social care organisations, but which were traditionally delivered within organisational boundaries.
Prior to the establishment of Newham Together, Newham CCG had invested significantly in the development of general practice education, with the founding of the Newham Education and Training Academy (NETA). General practitioners had access to centrally organised training on clinical and governance topics. Practice nurses and HCAs benefited from clinical training commissioned via Health Education England funding. Other established organisations including Barts Health, East London Foundation Trust and London Borough of Newham all had their own internal budgets and often comprehensive programmes of training for staff, both internally and externally delivered.
Recognising that training is a key success factor in integrated and inter-professional working Newham Together was developed as a vehicle to move away from traditional professional boundaries to plan and provide easily accessible education programmes and resources to help the new and existing workforce enhance their integration skills.
If you want to find out more about Newham Together, the Newham Community Education Provider Network (CEPN) please read the annual report for 2015/16.
If you are a healthcare professional and you wish to find out about what training and support is available to you through the Newham Community Education Provider Network please visit the dedicated Newham Together website here.