Integrated Working in Community and Primary Care (degree and masters level)


Registered practitioners new to working in the community or primary care (nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, paramedics, pharmacists, social workers) are invited to apply for these exciting new modules which have been developed in partnership with Health Education England and the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE).

We offer the opportunity for you to work towards achieving the Integrated Working in Community and Primary Care short course made up of two 20 credit modules at degree and masters levels:

Integrated Community and Primary Care in Context (degree level and masters level) 

This module covers principles of integration and partnership working, care coordination, managing complexity/complex decision making, risk and risk management and health inequalities.

Integrated Community and Primary Care Practice (degree level and masters level) 

This module focuses on three main areas of community/primary care practice: holistic assessment, personalised care, and managing self.


These modules are commissioned by Health Education England and you may be eligible for funding through your employer. If you work in the NHS, contact your organisation’s education coordinator for guidance; and if you work in the
private, independent and voluntary sector, contact your employer for advice.

Why a course in community and primary care?

"As people live longer and with ever more complex long-term health needs the focus of care has made a dramatic shift from hospital to community and primary care services. There is a plethora of evidence to show that practitioners moving from the hospital environment to community, irrespective of their level of clinical practice, face a number of challenges.

At the University of Plymouth we have developed modules to support not only clinicians in this transition phase, but clinicians across all disciplines that have already made the move to community working. Our new and exciting modules will support this ever-growing workforce to deliver safe, high-quality and personalised care to individuals and populations across the region." 

Dr Kim Greening, APSL in Community Nursing