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Primary Care Training Hub

  • Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS)

    The GP Contract has introduced and funded 13 new roles that can work in Primary Care:

    • Clinical Pharmacist
    • Pharmacy Technician
    • Social Prescribing Link Worker
    • Health and Wellbeing Coach
    • Care Co-ordinator
    • Physician Associate
    • First Contact Physiotherapists
    • Dieticians
    • Podiatrists
    • Occupational therapists
    • Mental Health Practitioner
    • Paramedic
    • Nursing Associate

    To find out more about the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) – see the FAQs.

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    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. These include example Job Descriptions and Person Specifications

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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. All the additional roles will be supported

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    All of the additional roles will be supported by our New to Practice Framework.


  • The General Practice Fellowship programme is a national commitment in the NHS Long Term Plan to support newly qualified GPs and nurses since August 2019) as they begin their careers in General Practice. 

    This two-year NHS England funded programme of support is available to all newly-qualified GPs and nurses working in general practice, with a specific focus on working within and across a Primary Care Network (PCN), Integrated care systems (ICSs) and Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs).

    Dorset Primary Care Training Hub is offering these Fellowship schemes to help develop, support and retain our passionate and diverse workforce here in Dorset to ensure we meet patients needs.

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  • To boost the GP partnership model, from April 2020, the New to Partnership Payment guarantees first -time partners a £20,000 one off payment, plus £3,000 funding for business training.

    For more information see sections 2.14 to 2.16 in the Update to the GP contract agreement 2020/21 – 2023/24.

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  • Working with PCNs and practices we will support the scoping and prioritisation of apprenticeship programmes aligned to workforce plans and shortage of roles/skills.  We will also support primary care colleagues to maximise the benefit from the Apprenticeship Levy funding.

    Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship Opportunity in Primary Care

    Following the success of the Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeships (RNDA) we are pleased to announce the opportunity for RNDA’s in Primary Care.

    Opportunities are available for current members of staff in Primary Care, such as Health Care Assistants. This is a degree apprenticeship resulting in a Registered Nurse qualification. Please follow the link below to know more.

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    Apprenticeships in Primary and Social Care

    To find out more about Apprenticeships in Primary and Social Care, please follow the link below and download the information pack.

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  • AHP Workforce Strategy

    Working with PCNs and Practices, we will support the implementation of the AHP workforce strategy and delivery framework ensuring alignment with other professional groups which includes:

    • Career development framework
    • Values based joint approach to recruitment of newly registered AHP’s
    • AHP Ambassadors to improve attraction and recruitment
    • Increasing AHP clinical placement capacity
    • Leadership development and Talent Management