Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS)

Additional Roles were introduced for Primary Care Networks (PCNs) as part of the annual Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service (DES) from 2019 -2024 to implement The NHS Long Term Plan published in January 2019 following significant investment to expand the workforce to provide additional capacity in general practice.

The roles funded under this scheme are as follows and resources under each one can be found by clicking on the role name.

  • Clinical Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • First Contact Physiotherapists*
  • Paramedic*
  • Social Prescribing Link Worker
  • Health and Wellbeing Coach
  • Care Co-ordinator
  • Physician Associate
  • Dieticians
  • Podiatrists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Nursing Associates 
  • Trainee Nursing Associate 
  • Mental Health Practitioner
  • Physician Associate*
  • General Practice Assistant
  • Digital and Transformation Leads

To find out more about the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) – see the FAQs or read our new Factsheet which will help you signpost you to relevant NHS and wider resources. There are suggestions for additional reading in some of these documents as well.

To find out more about the additional roles, when they become available and how you need to factor them into your workforce planning – click on the link below to find various resources to help you.

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To access our New Roles Webinar page, please follow the link below.

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Whilst the Additional Roles are new to General practice – many will be working in hospital and community settings already, so we need to manage our pipeline of talent.  Through coordinated recruitment and redesigning roles and ways of working, we can enable these professionals to have portfolio roles across primary care, community and hospital settings providing maximum benefit to all involved.

Please follow the link below to access additional information about the Primary Care Networks ARRS and other new roles and advanced level of practice.

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ARRS – Social Prescribing Link Worker – JD and PerSpec Example 1

ARRS – Social Prescribing Link Worker – JD and PerSpec Example 2

ARRS – Social Prescribing Link Worker – JD and PerSpec Example 3