The Network Contract DES Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme provides funding to support the expansion of workforce within primary care by an additional 26,000 roles by 2023/24. Through PCNs, general practice will be able to access funding via this scheme, allowing them to support the recruitment or engagement of services for a wide range of roles, including five AHP roles:
- Occupational Therapist
- Paramedic (from April 2020)
Guidance has been developed for organisations leading the local recruitment and engagement of AHPs within primary care, showcasing the significant opportunities for collaborative working across the primary care system. It is to be used as a complementary resource, alongside the information set out in the Network Contract DES Specification and guidance and provides best practice and implementation advice: it is not statutory or contractual.