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City and East London Excellence Centre

The National Skills Academy for Health's City and East London Excellence Centre is hosted by Barts Health NHS Trust. As the regional hub, we are developing strong collaborations between training providers and healthcare employers from the public, independent and voluntary sectors to design and deliver new learning resources for healthcare support staff, share training expertise and make best use of skills development facilities.

Join the Excellence Centre employer network

Christine HansfordTo find out more about the benefits of joining the City and East London Excellence Centre network, or for any other information about our work, please contact:

Christine Hansford
Network Services Manager
07825 281471
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Diary date: Education and training provider meeting

The City and East London Excellence Centre inaugural education and training provider meeting will take place on 14 January 2017 (11:00 – 13:00) at Newham College, East Ham Campus.

The meeting is open to all education and training providers who would like to find out more about engaging with the Excellence Centre and how to become a delivery partner involves. We will also explore current projects and other opportunities that the Excellence Centre can bring to your organisation. To confirm your attendance or to find out more, please contact the Excellence Centre Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Regional Advisory Group meetings

The City and East London Regional Advisory Group (RAG) will be made up of key personnel from employers that are part of the Employer Partner network. The Group will support the ongoing development of the City and East London Excellence Centre and inform and advise on local issues that may be pertinent to identifying local training needs. They will also help build the network and liaise with the National Advisory Group. If you think you would like to be part of the Regional Advisory Group, please contact Christine.

City and East London Excellence Centre launch event

The City and East London Excellence Centre was launched at an event at Mile End Hospital on 14th September 2016. 

city and east london excellence centreCommenting on the new Excellence Centre, Andrew Attfield, Assistant Director of Public Health at Barts Health NHS Trust, said: “I am proud that our support workers will directly benefit from development opportunities at the new NSA Health excellence centre.

"From radiography and health care assistants to receptionists, they support our patients at every point of their care.

"Ensuring a high quality workforce is vital to providing safe and compassionate care, which is why I am delighted that our patients and staff will benefit from this innovative partnership between education, health and social care.”

Pictured above (left to right): Excellence Centre Coordinator, Christine Hansford presents Andrew Attfield and Debbie Jurasz, Deputy Director, Education Academy, with the City and East London Excellence Centre plaque.

Candace MillerCandace Miller (left), Director of the National Skills Academy for Health, said: “We are thrilled to be launching the tenth National Skills Academy for Health in London. We know that staff in healthcare support roles, whether they are providing clinical or operational services, are essential to high quality care.

"The new City and East Excellence Centre will play a vital role in making sure that great training and skills development is available to them all. The vision and drive shown by Barts Health NHS Trust and their partners is very clear and it is a pleasure to welcome this latest addition to the growing, national network of NSA Excellence Centres.”

Find out more - watch the webinar

On 13 October 2016, the Academy held a webinar for local employers to highlight the products and services that have been developed and funded through the Excellence Centre network and how employers in the City and East London Excellence Centre network can submit new ideas for development programmes. Watch the recorded webinar.

Join the Delivery Partner network

We are looking for providers with a proven track record of delivering high quality training to the health sector to join us. FE colleges, training providers, health sector employers with a training arm and other stakeholders who meet the set entry criteria can apply to become a Delivery Partner. For further information, please contact Christine.

Contact information

For further information about the City and East London Excellence Centre, please contact the Network Services Manager, Christine Hansford, by calling 07825 281471 or via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..