What’s on offer?
Support for practices to employ and train a newly-qualified or new-to-practice nurse or nursing associate.
Includes a programme of weekly teaching and training sessions, funded by NHSE/I fellowship funding.
Participating practices can access a bursary.
When is it available?
The September 2023 New-to-Practice Nurse & NA Vocational Training Scheme (VTS) Programme is now underway and has closed for applications
The next cohort is anticipated to start in September 2024 subject to funding. Information and registration details will be circulated once confirmed.
Eligibility is for nurses and NAs who are newly qualified or new to general practice since April 2022.
For any queries relating to the programme, our Programme Lead Deb Smith will be more than happy to help (firstname.lastname@example.org) or for general queries the team would also be more than happy to help (email@example.com). We’re also more than happy to arrange a chat if you have any questions.
How long is it?
Two-year scheme for ‘New to Practice’ General Practice Nurses who are either newly qualified or new to General Practice and in their first year.
One-year scheme for ‘New to Practice’ General Practice Nursing Associates who are either newly qualified or new to General Practice and in their first year.
The focus of the programme is to improve understanding and confidence in the key components of core General Practice Nursing as well as provide peer support and an element of supervision. The attendance would equate to a half-day session per week; however, some sessions may be run fortnightly over a full-day and some sessions may be self-directed. The weekly teaching will take place largely virtually but also some face to face when required. The sessions will be delivered by a range of professionals including GP Educators, Nurse Educators, Nurse mentors and also provide opportunities for peer teaching and learning.
What funding is available?
The teaching programme is fully funded and currently participating practices can access a bursary to support release of time for training, and mentorship time.
How can I find out more or express interest?
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone – 01482 303986
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