Do you know your LETB from your LETC and your HEE?
Education and training for healthcare providers in London – including the training of GPs and other practice professionals – will, from April 2013, be the responsibility of the three new Local Education and Training Boards (LETBs) being developed in the capital.
The LETBs will, in turn, report to the new body Health Education England (HEE) which is responsible for providing national leadership and oversight of the planning and development of the healthcare and public health workforce. NHS London has been responsible for the allocation of training budgets for the last few years, and has created a Local Education & Training Committee (LETC) to oversee the transition to the new LETBs.
Londonwide LMCs will be bringing you news and updates on the development of LETBs over the coming weeks, as each LETB is now preparing to seek authorisation from HEE. Authorisation will be granted when they demonstrate that they are capable of taking on all responsibilities delegated to them. Part of that process is to have demonstrated that the LETB has undertaken ‘meaningful partnership and engagement with key partners and effective communication throughout all relevant groups’, and taken ‘a multi-professional approach to workforce planning’. At recent stakeholder meetings it became clear that many primary care providers feel that LETB developments to date have been heavily focussed on secondary care.
Ensuring that we have a primary care workforce which is fit for purpose is of concern to us all, and LLMCs is working to boost GP representation in the LETB process. We have and continue to encourage LMC representatives to attend LETB stakeholder events to have their voice heard. If our LETB work is of particular interest to you, and you too would like to find ways of being more actively involved, please contact email@example.com.Last updated : 10 Jan 2013