IHPN publishes detailed study of clinical training in independent healthcare

IHPN have today published In Train, a detailed study of clinical training in the independent healthcare sector. You can read it here.

With NHS England’s Long Term Workforce Plan committing to doubling the number of medical school training places and increasing adult nursing training places by 92% by 2031/32, and with more than 10% of all NHS-funded elective activity now delivered by independent providers, the role of the independent sector in delivering clinical training is vital.

In Train looks at the volume and scope of training already happening in the sector – revealing that some 5,000 nurses are among the more than 15,000 people a year being trained in independent healthcare settings.

This report represents the first of a new annual series of data on training in the sector, identifying best practice, challenges to delivering additional training, and opportunities for further growth.

As part of the sector’s commitment to working with the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England, we will use the findings to help shape the next steps of the sector’s work on training, and on supporting with the ongoing NHS elective recovery.