ADDITIONAL ROLES REIMBURSEMENT SCHEME (ARRS) WEBPAGE

As part of the Long-Term Plan, Primary Care Networks (PCNs) and General Practices are encouraged to build a team of people with diverse skills and capabilities to support increased access for patients, alleviate pressures on existing staff, and improve the quality of care and services. The Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) provides PCNs with funding for some of these roles. Under the Primary Care Network DES, networks are able to recruit new roles to expand their care team with NHSE&I with a forecast of 26,000 additional staff working in general practice by 2024.
The aim of the scheme is to build and utilise the additional roles to solve the workforce shortage in general practice. Whereas the funding will be for new roles being introduced within PCNs, each network will have the flexibility to determine which roles form a core list they require based on their patient population requirements.
This website offers information, tools and links to help with the understanding of the various roles and how they support primary care.

Click Here for the Maximum Reimbursement Amounts per role for 2022/23

Role
Agenda for change band
Maximum reimbursable amount per role 1 April – 30 September 2022 £
Maximum reimbursable amount per role 1 October – 31 March 2023 £
Advanced practitioner
8a
63,243
65,002
Care coordinator
4
29,987
31,746
Clinical pharmacist
7-8a
57,318
59,076
Dietitian
7
55,313
57,072
Digital and transformation lead
8a
65,002
First contact physiotherapist
7-8a
57,318
59,076
General practice assistant
4
31,746
Health and wellbeing coach
Up to 5
36,428
38,187
Mental health practitioners*
5 / 6 / 7 / 8a (depending on the individual registered clinician providing the service)
14,993 – 31,622
19,094 – 32,501 Grade 4 dropped from 1 October
Nursing associate
4
29,987
31,746
Occupational therapist
7
55,313
57,072
Paramedic
7
55,313
57,072
Pharmacy technician
5
36,428
38,187
Podiatrist
7
55,313
57,072
Social prescribing link worker
Up to 5
36,428
38,187
Physician associate
7
55,313
57,072
Trainee nursing associate
3
26,418
28,177

Further Useful Links, Tools and Documents

HEE Toolkit

ARRS roles in PC New Roles in Primary Care Guidance  – This Health Education England Primary Care National Toolkit has been created to enable PCNs to develop their workforce. It refers not only to ARRS roles but to all new roles in Primary Care.

Additional Roles Overview

PCN Additional Roles – The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of each of the roles available for reimbursement via the Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service (DES) Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) and how these roles may be used in Primary Care Networks (PCNs), that should assist in considerations for your workforce planning.

NHS AHP Careers in North East London – Short Feature