Trainee Nursing Associate Funding

Health Education England (HEE) are offering an exciting new opportunity to help increase the capacity of your nursing teams with regulated and registered professional.

What can a Nurse Associate do?

  • Trained to deliver care across all age ranges and across all four fields of nursing (adult, child, mental health and learning disability) which provides experience in a variety of clinical contexts.
  • They can undertake delegated tasks such as wound care, suture removal, health checks, vaccinations (flu, Covid,Vitamin B12 etc), perform cervical screening and support with managing long term conditions.


Many experienced Healthcare Support Workers working in general practice are keen to embark on Nursing Associate Training. You may already have a Healthcare Support Worker in your practice who would be interested in undertaking the course and can inspire them to progress if they want to, in becoming a GPN.

The practice is eligible for £4,000 per year, per candidate to provide appropriate support, supervision and mentorship.


Key Points

  • ARRS funding which covers salary costs. The updated GP contract deal provided a legal entitlement to 100% reimbursement under the ARRS
  • Trainee Nursing Associates will be reimbursed up to a maximum annual amount of £25,671 per FTE (£26,000 by 23023/24)
  • Educational fees will be paid in full through use of apprenticeship levy funding
  • £8000 per Trainee Nursing Associate for practice support


If you do not have a Healthcare Support Worker wishing to undertake the training, there is an opportunity for you to support a Trainee Nursing Associate on a 2-year fixed term contract, for the duration of their training and would hope the registered Nurse Associate could remain in employment in your practice. The Nursing Team at Health Education England will support the PCN, please contact Carley Gibbens, Nursing and Midwifery Workforce Lead at the following email:


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