Springboard has worked with Sunderland GP Alliance to help recruit place apprentices in their practices; the alliance is a not-for-profit collaboration of GP practices in Sunderland. Thirty five of the city’s forty GP practices are members of the Alliance, and between them they have over 250,000 patients. All these practices work together, via the Alliance, to help improve services for patients at a time when the NHS is under pressure.
Kevin Doran, Assistant to Head of General Practice at Sunderland GPA, expressed how proud he is of the apprentices they have recruited to their organisation over the last few years. Every single one of their Business Administrator apprentices are now permanent positions as Medical Receptionists within the five practices in Pennywell, Barmston, Washington, South Hylton and New Silksworth.