Approval of GP trainers and training practices/sites



Training Hubs are now responsible for approval of new GP training sites and GP trainers in primary care.  In the future it is hoped that the approval process will encompass educators from other professional groups too as we move to a multi-professional way of working. HEE is working with the various HEIs and medical schools to progress this.  It is already possible for PCNs to apply for recognition as a learning environment as well as individual GP practices.  Practices and trainers who are already approved do not need to re-apply.  There will be a process of annual review for trainers.  Current and newly approved sites/trainers will only be reassessed if a significant change occurs.  Any such change should be self-reported to Health Education England GP Quality team via and the NCL training hub


The form below needs to be completed and submitted to the NCL TH  It depends on whether seeking trainer/site or approval of both as to which sections need to be completed (see form for details of this and what evidence needs to be provided.


The process still requires review of a video but it is now preferred that this is done by peers and their feedback submitted.  The form (peer assessment of teaching session - at the side of this page) is provided to facilitate this process.

Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the NCL TH contact your borough TH programme manager