Community Education Provider Network

Community Education Provider Network (CEPN), represents a borough-wide learning network of providers that facilitate the delivery of training and education within the community.

The core function of a CEPN is to design, develop and deliver a workforce that will lead to sustainable improvements in the health and well-being of the population it serves.

In addition to co-ordinating training, the CEPN is responsible for delivering several other key functions, such as:

  • Workforce planning
  • Education quality
  • Developing local education capacity and capability
  • Responding to local workforce needs
  • Workforce development
  • Education programme co-ordination

The Sutton CEPN is part of the Sutton Clinical Commissioning Group (SCCG) and is responsible for the organisation and co-ordination of primary care workforce development and transformation activities. 

Funded by Health Education England, the CEPN has nationally defined objectives relating to Six Core CEPN objectives: increasing community placements, supporting workforce development, workforce transformation, building the CEPN network, workforce planning/ future workforce and multi-professional training.

The Sutton CEPN Steering group meets every two months with the GP Federation taking an active role to enable ​every opportunity for practices to participate in workforce development and transformation. 

Sutton CEPN forms a part of a wider collaboration of CEPNs in South London contributing to initiatives such as: medical assistants, clinical pharmacists in primary care, paramedics in primary care, GPN programme and GP Forward View initiatives.

For further information on the Sutton CEPN please contact Sarah Kavanagh at skavanagh@nhs.net

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