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.

Funding available

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

This funding is for nurses, pharmacists and AHPs (including dieticians, occupational therapists, paramedics, physiotherapists, and podiatrists) and they can apply for the following ACP pathways:

  • MSc
  • Apprenticeship
  • Top-up modules
  • Credentials

It includes payment of all University fees for the MSc Advanced Practice and an annual education grant paid to employers to support the training and development of the trainee ACP.

Funding deadline

The window for applications is now closed.

Any applications that have been submitted, details will be forwarded to the SE Advanced Practice faculty for consideration. Applicants will be informed via email before the end of May.

Additional resources

We encourage nurses, pharmacists and AHPs to share and review the following documents with your line manager and clinical supervisor:

For more information, please see below resources:


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