CEPN stands for Community Education Provider Network, and 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 Croydon CEPN is hosted by the Croydon GP Collaborative and operates on behalf of Health Education England South London (HEEsL).

The CEPN will ensure that the community workforce is trained and supported to meet the needs of our patients in the community now and in the future. Funded by HEEsL, the Croydon CEPN is a new model of education provision that will provide workforce development opportunities for Primary Care services.  In particular, but not exclusively, it will support a shift in care from hospital to community-based provision. It will do this through clinical education, community training, placements of trainees and workforce development.