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CPTH aims to support Allied Health Professionals (AHPs), those going into the New Roles and non-clinical staff within Primary Care, to develop themselves and their careers through learning opportunities and information sharing.
Explore AHP roles via the links below.
Paramedics in Primary Care
Paramedics have many complementary skills to bring to Primary care and there are now many opportunities across a variety of health care settings for these skills to be utilised. Find out more about the role of Paramedics in Primary Care.
First Contact Physiotherapist
First Contact Practitioners (FCP) are qualified autonomous clinical practitioners who can assess, diagnose, treat, and manage musculoskeletal (MSK) problems and undifferentiated conditions. Find out more about the role.
Dietitians are healthcare professionals that diagnose and treat diet and nutritional problems, both at an individual patient and wider public health level. Find out more about the role.
Occupational Therapists (OTs) support people of all ages with problems resulting from physical, mental, social, or developmental difficulties. Find out more about the role.
Podiatrists are healthcare professionals that have been trained to diagnose and treat foot and lower limb conditions. Find out more about the room.
CPTH FCP and Paramedic Ambassador
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Training Hub (CPTH) have an FCP and Paramedic Ambassador, Jo Hercules, who is here to support you.
“As CPTH’s FCP and Paramedic Ambassador, I am committed to providing support to our widening AHP primary care workforce, working with individuals and teams to strive for successful staff recruitment, development, safe practice and retention.”
Please contact Jo if you would like further information – email@example.com
Information & Resources
Useful information, resources and links below.
First Contact Practitioners in Primary Care
Allied health professionals (AHPs) can become First Contact Practitioners (FCPs) working in primary care at the front of the patient pathway.
Advanced Clinical Practitioners
You can find useful information about Advanced Clinical Practitioners, including Paramedics, on the Health Education England website.
Becoming an FCP Supervisor
Criteria for applicants and details of training days and funding available.
New Roles in Primary Care
14 new roles are being introduced into Primary Care with funding support from the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS), introduced in the 2019 GP Contract. CPTH is supporting Cambridgeshire & Peterborough practices to introduce, support, embed and train these new roles.
Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS)
The Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) supports practices financially to introduce new roles. Full details of how the scheme works can be found in the most recent GP Contract Update, via the NHS website.
Personalised care represents a new relationship between people, professionals and the system. Working closely with partners, the NHS will roll out personalised care to reach 2.5 million people by 2023/24 and then aim to double that again within a decade.
The Training Hub works with many organisations and funders to be able to provide funded schemes and projects that can support the staff within primary care. More information on current funding opportunities can be found on our Funding Opportunities page.