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Management Staff

Sylviann Thorpe
Sylviann ThorpeTraining Hub Lead
I am BSol Training Hub Lead. It’s my job to oversee the delivery of the Training Hub’s objectives. I liaise with all primary care providers and wider health and social care organisations to ensure primary care is represented in workforce planning.
I work with colleagues to develop new ways of working to support the development primary care workforce
If you’d like to know more, please get in touch today.
Sue Brookes
Sue BrookesDeputy & Clinical Training Hub Lead
I have been a member of BSol Training Hub Team for over 4 years. I am committed to promoting growth of the primary and social care workforce to include the supported provision of experiences in these areas for students, to promote successful, fulfilling careers and workforce sustainability. My role offers support and guidance not only to students but also qualified nurses who wish to enter general practice or continue their career within this area. I am the TH Lead for clinical supervision and am passionate about its importance across the BSol footprint.
Please get in touch to find out how I can support you.
Katie Russell
Katie RussellProjects & Partnerships Manager
I am the Projects & Partnerships Manager for the BSol Training Hub. As part of my role I oversee the Hub & Spoke element of the Training Hub where we have locality based coordinators looking after the localities in Birmingham and Solihull. I work closely with our external stakeholders in both developing and building relationships to support in our work and promote the Training Hub. I lead and support on projects within the Training Hub and have a keen interest in promoting working in primary care as both a desirable and achievable career choice.
If you’d like to know more, please get in touch today.
Karen Toddington
Karen Toddington Projects and Management Support Officer
I am the Projects and Management Support Officer for BSol Training Hub. My role is to provide admin support and project assistance to the Management Team. I will be supporting with any existing and new project initiatives within the Training Hub Team. Please get in touch if I can be of any assistance.

Learning & Development Team

Laura Pantling
Laura PantlingLearning & Development Manager
I am the Learning and Development Manager for BSol Training Hub. My job involves supporting the Learning and Development team in delivering on the training and development needs for primary care in Birmingham and Solihull. I work closely with the Training Hub Lead, the Learning and Development Facilitator, the Communications officer, and the Admin Officer to support the wider training Hub team.
If you would like to know more, please get in touch.
Manpreet Aulakh
Manpreet AulakhCommunications Officer
Manpreet joined the team in February 2023 and works within the L&D team as well as supporting the wider team with communications projects.
Stanley Agwuh
Stanley AgwuhLearning & Development Facilitator
Hi, I’m Stanley Agwuh, a Learning and Development Facilitator for BSol Training Hub. My job involves supporting the Learning and Development Team in delivering on the training and development needs for Primary Care in Birmingham and Solihull. I work closely with the Learning and Development Team to support the wider Training Hub Team.

If you would like to know more, please get in touch.

Tejinderjit Kaur
Tejinderjit KaurAdministration Officer
Hi I’m Tej Kaur, Training Hub Administration Officer for the BSOL Training Hub. I support the Learning and Development Team in facilitating training, creating training on our Moodle platform and I support the wider BSOL Training Hub Team with attending Professional Network Meetings, minute taking and any other administration tasks needed. If you’d like to know more, please get in touch today.
Bianca- Jade Adeniran
Bianca- Jade AdeniranCommunications Officer
I’m Bianca-Jade, Training Hub Communications Officer. It’s my job to oversee all things comms. As a Communications Officer, I play a pivotal role in creating and delivering the organisation’s message. I am responsible for maintaining a consistent and positive image through various channels, this includes social media. My expertise ensures effective communication is being executed internally and externally.
Phil O'Reilly
Phil O'ReillyKnowledge & Library Specialist
I am the Knowledge & Library Specialist for BSol Training Hub.

My role involves the delivery of knowledge & library services for primary care colleagues in Birmingham and Solihull.

I can help with sourcing the evidence to help with patient care or academic work.

I can help with OpenAthens accounts, carry out literature searches and provide advice and training on how to access and use evidence-based resources.

Contact me for further help

Dr Jonathan Wright
Dr Jonathan WrightClinical Educator
Hi, I’m Jonathan Wright, a Clinical Educator for BSol Training Hub. My role involves the provision of quality evidence based clinical education and training to support the development of learners both in clinical practice and within the wider community. I work with the wider Training Hub Team to support the training and development needs across Primary Care in Birmingham and Solihull.

Role Facilitators

Janki Dattani
Janki DattaniFCP Physiotherapist Facilitator
I am working as a First Contact Facilitator for Physiotherapists, Dieticians, Podiatrists and Occupational Therapists (AHP roles) in the Birmingham and Solihull (BSol) Primary Care Training Hub.
My role involves, supporting the above professions with recruitment and retention strategies, alongside continuous professional development (CPD) and student placements across primary care in BSol.
I work closely with a number of different professions, which include, primary care clinical and non-clinical staff, secondary care, intermediate care, higher education institutes (HEIs), regional and national colleagues and a range of other professionals in the ICS.

Shelly Caines
Shelly CainesHealthcare / NA Facilitator & Educator
I am the Healthcare & Nurse Associate Facilitator & Practice Educator for BSol Training Hub. My job involves supporting and facilitating training to all the Health Care Support workers, Student Nurse Associates and Nurse Associates working in Primary Care across BSol, promoting career progression in our nursing workforce. I work closely with the HEIs across BSol promoting nursing apprenticeships and student nurse placements. If you would like to know more, please get in touch.
Charlotte Patterson
Charlotte PattersonPharmacy Technician Facilitator
Charlotte joined in May 2021 and can help with job descriptions, recruitment, training and discussing the role pharmacy technicians have in practice. While working for the training hub Charlotte has helped to set up educational training sessions on a monthly basis for Pharmacy technicians in our region. She has been able to help secure pre-registration trainee pharmacy technician placements in the locality for the first time and support with recruiting more pharmacy technicians in our area.
Jason Jeffries-Lloyd
Jason Jeffries-LloydFCP Paramedic Facilitator
I am the Paramedic First Contact Practitioner Facilitator for BSol Training Hub. My main roles are to encourage the recruitment and retention of Paramedics in to Primary Care, Student Paramedic placements and the delivery of regular Continual Professional Development (CPD) for all Paramedics and students working in the BSol area. I also help any federation with recruitment guidance including interview questions and how to effectively advertise for the role. I work closely with my other Training Hub Facilitators on many projects involving either Paramedicine or any other Advanced Healthcare Professional (AHP).

If you would like to know more or want guidance with Health Education England (HEE) Roadmap to Practice then please get in touch.

Sanaa Zabir
Sanaa ZabirPhysician Associate Ambassador
I am the Physician Associate Ambassador for the BSol Training Hub. I liaise and work with both employers and Physician Associates to support with recruitment and development of the role – this can be by sitting on interview panels, arranging and leading training/cpd sessions, visiting universities as well reviewing and amending job descriptions to name a few. I am also a clinical mentor for the BSol Physician associate internship programme which has been running for 3 years now. If you would like to know anything Physician Associate related please get in touch!
Neelam Faree
Neelam FareePharmacist Facilitator
Neelam has been our Pharmacist facilitator since 2022 and can help facilitate pharmacist placements and the recruitment, training and development of Pharmacists within the Birmingham & Solihull area.
Claire Jones
Claire JonesAdvanced Practice Facilitator
Claire Jones is the Advanced Practitioner Facilitator for BSol Training Hub and works part-time as a Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care.
Claire supports with the advanced practice agenda in primary care and can support advanced clinical practitioners, trainee advanced clinical practitioners and nurse colleagues considering a career in advanced practice in primary care.

Locality Coordinators

Molly Childs
Molly ChildsSenior Locality Coordinator- West and Central Birmingham
I am the Senior Locality Coordinator for the BSol Training Hub. I work closely with the Project and Partnership Manager and the wider Training Hub team to ensure that the Coordinators are able to offer their support and be supported. As Locality Coordinators we cover the different localities in the Birmingham and Solihull area, mine being East and Central Birmingham. Our aim is to support practices and PCNs with embedding the new additional roles, workforce planning, understanding the needs of the locality and provide support for this and discuss training opportunities. If you would like to know more, please get in touch
Kirstie McIlwraith
Kirstie McIlwraithSouth Birmingham and Solihull
As part of the Hub and Spoke model that our Training Hub provides, we have locality coordinators working in each locality in Birmingham and Solihull. This is a function supported by BSol ICB, with an aim to deliver a Training Centre Support in each locality, providing a link between the PCNs, the work of the Training Hub and the individual needs of the locality. I am the locality coordinator for the South of Birmingham.
Essentially, my role is to support PCNs and practices in South Birmingham with Workforce Planning, supporting the needs of the locality, helping to embed the new additional roles, discuss training opportunities, educational forums, identify student placement opportunities and provide a direct link between you and the Training Hub for any queries, questions or support that you and your team need.
Sally Berger
Sally Berger
I am the BSol Training Hub Coordinator looking after the Central Birmingham locality. As a locality coordinator, my role is to provide a point of contact between the Birmingham and Solihull Training Hub and the practices and PCNs within my locality; I work closely with practice staff and the team at the Training Hub to share information around available training, funding and student placement opportunities as well as working together to provide advice, support and building networks for colleagues in all roles in general practice to recruit and retain a strong and knowledgeable workforce.
If you would like to know more, please get in touch.
Amy Daniels
Amy DanielsEast and North Birmingham
I am the locality coordinator for East and North Birmingham. As a locality coordinator the aim is to provide a link between the Training Hub and the PCNs, assisting with any queries, questions or support that you and your team need. My role is to support PCNs and practices with Workforce Planning, supporting the needs of the locality, helping to embed the new additional roles, discuss and identify student placement and training opportunities and educational forums.

Get in contact with our team directly

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