Advanced practice in Primary Care

Advanced clinical practitioners (ACPs) are registered healthcare professionals educated to masters level or equivalent and have the skills and knowledge to take on expanded roles and scope of practice caring for patients. Please see below opportunities available for advanced practitioners in Primary Care.

Advanced clinical practice pathways

GP contract changes

The changes to the GP Contract in 2023/24 were sent out on 6 March, which include the increase in the number of ACPs Primary Care Networks (PCNs) can support with Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) funding. For the first time this year, PCNs can now employ nurse ACPs with ARRs funding.

Annual funding available

Our Primary Care School team works with the HEE South East Advanced Practice faculty to support practices and PCNs accessing workforce transformation funding for advanced clinical practice. The workforce transformation funding can be applied for annually, usually in March, by GP practices / PCNs who have identified that an ACP will support their patient population and the role maps to local transformation priorities.

Funding deadline

To apply for the workforce transformation funding your practice or PCN must have identified the need for an Advanced Practice post and clinicians must be working in a trainee Advanced Practitioner or Advanced Practitioner role.

The Advanced Practice faculty application window is now closed.

Additional resources

For useful tools, resources and funding information, please visit the Faculty for Advancing Practice South East website


If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the TVW Primary Care School team