In 2014, CLIC supported a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) of all Cumbria primary care staff working in general practice, as required by the CCG ‘Local Incentive Scheme’ (LIS).  This included co-ordinating the process and inputting all the data from completed forms which were returned during May 2014.

In total, returns were received for 122 GPs, 112 practice nurses/ specialist nurses, 395 admin and clerical staff, 63 health care assistants and 56 practice managers.  

The CCG Primary Care Development Leads and their teams will be using the information from the TNA returns as a basis for discussions with primary care staff at locality and practice level to understand the training needs for 2015-16.  The information will also support decision making and planning for future PLTs and prioritising training events.

We would like to thank you for your patience and co-operation with this process.  We received many helpful comments and suggestions, such as having an electronic questionnaire, which will help us to improve the process in the future.  Ultimately it is hoped that this exercise will provide an improved Cumbria wide approach to training needs requirements and a systematic approach to delivering workforce training and development. 




Cumbria-Wide Training Needs Assessment


Allerdale Training Needs Assessment


Carlisle Training Needs Assessment


Copeland Training Needs Assessment


Eden Training Needs Assessment


Furness Training Needs Assessment


South Lakeland Training Needs Assessment

Are you ready for an exciting new opportunity working across organisations in Cumbria? If so, this could be the post for you. 

Based in West Cumbria, the Integrated Assessment and Discharge Team supports the discharge of complex patients from West Cumberland Hospital. The team is already established, but is in a position to grow to reflect the commitment of Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, Adult Social Care and NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group to work together to support patient flow. 

The post holder will be expected to lead the team of staff from different organisational backgrounds to ensure that:

  • Best practice is identified and utilised in the local model
  • Patient pathways for discharge and working across organisations are implemented
  • The team fosters an enabling culture to cross organisational working
  • Applicants are invited from across the organisations and will be expected to work to their own professional standards, but capture the importance of multi professional working
  • Informal enquiries are encouraged and interviews are expected to take place in Mid Dec 2014
  • As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK, CPFT future employees will have also access to the following benefits: 27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years, flexible working scheme*, excellent opportunities for development, competitive NHS pension scheme, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

For further information please contact:    

Jo Cloudsdale

Community Manager, West Community Network, Copeland Locality

T: 07785373295


Click here to apply now!