The Primary Care Training Centre is a well-established education provider delivering quality education to all members of the primary healthcare team.
Whatever your discipline is in primary care, come on one of our courses if you want to develop your knowledge and skills to ensure that you are delivering quality care and helping patients to achieve their best outcomes.
Students consistently give positive evaluations and feedback that the days are enjoyable, relevant to practice and delivered by knowledgeable tutors. Students who come to Crow Trees, our grade 2 listed Training Centre in Bradford, comment on the relaxed, welcoming atmosphere and good lunches.
All of our courses and study/update days can be delivered locally in your area. The course content and teaching is identical wherever the teaching days are held. The minimum number of students varies, but is usually round 20.
The fee per student for a satellite course is the same as our advertised fee for attending at Crow Trees, and includes all course materials, mentor support, university registration (where appropriate) and teaching days, but not the venue or refreshments. Our own tutors deliver all the teaching.
We have delivered training all over Great Britain, Ireland and beyond. Distance is not a problem!
Whatever your preference, take a look and see what is on offer for you!
Simply the most enthusiastic, supportive and inspiring educational team I have ever worked with!
Always dread the drive there. But once there it's like home from home. Really enthusiastic trainers who deliver only appropriate information in a lovely environment.
Rebecca is our new director. She is a Diabetes Specialist Nurse, and teaches on many of our diabetes related courses.
Mark deals with all of the money!
Alan is one of the newest members of the team. He is responsible for business development, and also teaches on several of our non-clinical courses.
Sarah has been at the Training Centre for over twenty years and was our first employee.
Heather works alongside Sarah in our main office.
Mandy makes sure that Crow Trees is always clean and tidy, and also ensures that students are well fed when they visit us. Her jacket potatoes are the stuff of legend!
Non-clinical Lead Tutor
Ruth is a Practice Nurse and the lead tutor on all of our HCA courses.
Dr Alison Oldam
Alison is a Clinical Psychologist and experienced Senior Manager. She teaches our mental health courses.
Dr Amy Tatham
Amy has worked as a GP at The Ridge Medical Practice for 10years and has developed a passion for improving women’s health through her women’s health clinics in primary care.
Andrew is a Respiratory Specialist Nurse and is the lead tutor for our Respiratory Disease courses.
Annabelle is a specialist nurse with 25 years’ experience working in the NHS and has spent the last 10 years focusing her attention to the field of Tissue Viability within BDCFT community services. She teaches on our wound care and leg ulcer courses.
Carolyne is a Heart Failure Nurse Specialist, and the lead tutor on our Cardiovascular Disease Management course.
Darren is an experienced nurse who teaches on our Minor Injuries course. He is know by his colleagues as "rope-head" due to his distinctive dreadlocks!
Emma has worked as a Practice Manager for many years, and now teaches many of our Practice Manager modules.
Georgina is a registered Healthcare Scientist in both Cardiology and Respiratory Physiology. She is Head of Diagnostic Services for Sheffield Teaching Hospital. She teaches on our Respiratory Disease and Spirometry courses.
Jo is a Dietitian with many years experience, and has taught on our Diabetes course almost since we started.
Jo is a Practice Nurse and teaches on several of our HCA courses.
Julie Crookdake is a Practice Nurse who teaches on several of our HCA courses.
Kate has 20 years of experience in nursing, with a back ground of plastics, orthopaedics, and district nursing, and is currently working in the specialist area of community tissue viability. She teaches on our wound care and leg ulcer courses.
Kurt has worked as an NHS dietitian for 10 years in a variety of specialist areas including diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, mental health and learning disabilities. He teaches on our obesity and weight management courses.
Linda is an experienced Practice Nurse who teaches on our Immunisation and Travel Health courses.
Dr Manjit Purewal
Manjit, is Clinical Director for NHS Leeds North CCG and also works a GP seeing patients. He is the lead tutor on our Diabetes courses.
Naomi was one of the first students to successfully complete our Cert HE programme. She has since qualified as a Practice Nurse, and we are delighted that she has joined us as our newest tutor on several of our HCA courses.
Paul is a Diabetes Specialist Nurse and is a tutor on our Diabetes and Insulin courses.
Peter previously worked in the fitness industry for ten years before completing an undergraduate degree in 2008 to become a dietitian for the NHS. He has worked in both acute and community posts before specialising in adult and more recently, paediatric diabetes. He teaches on our obesity and weight management courses.
Richard is the lead tutor on our Minor Illness and Injuries courses.
Scott is a nurse and teaches on our Minor Illness and Paediatric Minor Illness courses.
Paul Sheldon gave up being a GP in Idle, Bradford to found the Primary Care Training Centre. For many years he was Clinical Director with responsibility for writing our courses. Paul died on 17 June 2020. He is much missed by all of us here.
Linda was one of the founders of the Training Centre, and was Clinical Director until her retirement in 2020.