As per the ministerial commitment, every NHS nurse, nursing associate, midwife, and allied health professional (AHP) has access to £1,000 over a three-year period (2020/21-2022/23) to support their personal and professional development requirements.
In practice, this means:
  • the per person funding should be distributed across the three years, not exceeding £333 per person per year
  • the money cannot be used to fund backfill
  • the CPD funding cannot be spent on mandatory training
  • the annual CPD budget is distributed by HEE and handed over to local training hubs for delivery; in NEL the coordination is done centrally by the NEL Training Hub.