Background behind the ACP Ready scheme:
In response to the rising demand for the development of Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACPs) in primary care, HEE North has increased the number of trainee ACP posts that they are able to support from primary care organisations. Last financial year (2019-20) HEE North supported the training of over 100 new ACPs in primary care across South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw, with many of these from GP practices across the region.
The ACP application process 20/21 opened on 10/02/20 for primary care organisations across South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw and are being coordinated by the SY&B Primary Care Workforce & Training Hub.
HEE North East & Yorkshire (HEE NEY) ACP funding offer for 2020-21:
There are three potential funding educational pathways available:
ACP Fees Funded pathway for Primary Care
- HEE NEY will pay full 3-year MSc Advanced Clinical Practice course fees direct to a recognised training provider
- £33,000 Training Grant per post over the 3-year training period
ACP Top Up (“Legacy”) pathway for Primary Care
- HEE NEY will fund a modular offer to staff with existing academic/ workplace capabilities who need to “top up” to achieve the full ACP requirements
ACP Apprenticeship pathway for Primary Care
- National Level 7 ACP Apprenticeship programme with a typical length of 36 months
- HEE NEY will provide a Training Grant at the same overall value as the MSc ACP programme, plus funding for 10% tuition costs for non-levy payers.
Practice nurses/ AHPs who wish to develop into ACP roles within primary care. These members of staff must have been working clinically for at least 3 years and hold a 2:1 degree (*some exceptions- please contact the Hub for more information.) Trainees must be available to attend university for an average of 1 day per week during term time, plus any other study support days organised by the universities in association with the Workforce & Training Hub. Trainees must be registered with the NMC/ Healthcare Professions Council/ General Pharmaceutical Council and must have a minimum of 1 full session per week protected time with supernumerary status to work alongside their named Supervisor.
There should be a clear ACP role for the trainee at the practice at the end of the training period.
The applications process for the HEE NEY Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) Scheme 2020-21 for Primary Care organisations across South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw is now OPEN, but will close at the end of Friday 20th March 2020. No applications will be considered after this deadline. Please send your completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a job description & person spec for your proposed ACP role (see below for sample version.)
Timeline for ACP Applications 2020-21:
Frequently Asked Questions:
The South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw Primary Care Workforce & Training Hub has compiled a useful guide to the ACP Ready Scheme 2020-21 for Primary Care organisations which contains a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions. Please click to view: