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Primary Care Roles

There’s never been a better time to choose a career in general practice. New career opportunities are emerging in general practice as people come together to work as part of more vibrant, diverse local teams of experts in physiotherapy, pharmacy, nursing, mental health, social prescribing, and care of the elderly, and more, in a range of settings.

Funding is now in place to recruit even more healthcare professionals, enabling the formation of more dynamic, responsive, multi-skilled teams, each able to contribute to improved approaches to patient care using their own unique skills and influence. The NHS Long Term Plan is investing in improving health services like GP practices with a focus on helping everyone to stay well and healthy throughout their lives and where possible, preventing ill health. Find out more about each Primary Care Role below:


Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme

The aim of the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) is to provide funding for 26,000 additional roles within Primary Care Networks (PCNs), to create bespoke multi-disciplinary teams. 

Primary Care Networks assess the needs of their local population and, working with local community services, make support available to people where it is most needed. The new roles which are currently funded via the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme are made up of a combination of Allied Healthcare Professionals AHPs, Personalised Care roles amongst others.


NHS England have developed Supervision guidance for primary care network multidisciplinary teams which can be accessed here .


It is your responsibility to ensure that you have appropriate professional indemnity insurance. Clinical negligence is typically provided by your employer, and for NHS work by NHS Resolution, but may not include professional or legal advice or representation should this be required, including for example support when called to a Coroner’s court, or in any investigation of your practice by a regulator or HR processes etc.

Many professional associations recommend the individual has their own professional indemnity insurance which may be included as part of your membership benefits. If you are unsure, please contact your professional association directly. Professional clinical and managerial indemnity is available from a number of independent sources, and it is possible that your employer may have made provision for this on your behalf – but you must be certain that you have adequate cover in place.

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