Community and Primary Care workforce development

The Community and Primary Care workforce development programme is for registered health care practitioners (eg nurse, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, paramedic, pharmacist) that are new to working in community or primary care.

About the Community and Primary Care programme

Evidence suggests that practitioners who move from the hospital environment to the community, irrespective of level of clinical expertise, face a number of challenges.

Working in partnership with Health Education South West, Plymouth University, and NHS stakeholders, UWE Bristol has developed an exciting Multi-Professional Common Foundation Programme (MPCF), as well as condition-specific modules to help make this transition a successful one and to meet employer needs.  

This education supports the development of the community and primary care workforce to transform community services in order to deliver safe and high-quality integrated and personalised care to individuals and populations.

Multi-Professional Common Foundation (MPCF) programme

The Multi-Professional Common Foundation (MPCF) programme consists of two 20-credit modules offered at undergraduate and masters levels, is designed to appeal to a range of practitioners:

The module team includes nurses, Allied Health Professionals and social workers, and is also supported by people currently working in practice to ensure that learning and development is relevant and current.

Condition-specific modules

In addition to the MPCF Programme we are pleased to offer a range of condition-specific modules. These are a suite of modules to meet key workforce demands. The modules will be offered alongside a relevant, flexible and accessible collection of study days and master classes.


There are a variety of leadership and mentorship master classes, study days and modules on a range of topic areas including managing change, coaching and mindfulness available as part of the Community and Primary Care workforce development programme.

Funding for your learning

Funding may be available to support you in this learning. Please contact your Trust Education Lead in the first instance. If you work in the private, independent or voluntary sector, please contact your employer who will advise you accordingly.

If you have any questions about the contracts please email or telephone +44 (0)117 32 81158.

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