Becoming a Roadmap to Practice supervisor

In support of the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS), allied health professionals (AHP) who want to follow the HEE Roadmaps to Practice, and work within primary care, will need a nationally approved supervisor.

Experienced AHPs may wish to be verified as, or become, First Contact Practitioners (FCP). FCPs are diagnostic clinicians working independently at master’s level, managing complexity and uncertainty at the first point of contact.

To support FCPs, a national primary care educational pathway has been created for clinicians moving into FCP roles which may lead to AP status. This will ultimately:

  • Provide a pipeline of professionals at different levels of practice.
  • Help recruitment and retention in primary care.
  • Create sustainability for multi-professional FCP roles.
  • Demonstrate the capability of the clinician assuring both patient and clinician safety

Health Education England (HEE) have created a new Roadmap to Practice page where all national updates will appear as well as FAQs and details of webinars that will be taking place.

A Roadmap to Practice is a supportive document that provides a clear educational pathway from undergraduate to advanced practice for clinicians wishing to pursue a career in primary care.

Follow this link for more information.

Upcoming courses

HEE KSS is offering two routes that enable suitably experienced colleagues to become Roadmap Supervision and Verification (RMSV) supervisors:

Route one: Educational Supervisor (GP Trainer) top-up training

A new video that offers voluntary top up training to GPs who have already trained as educational supervisors is now available on Health Education England’s e-learning for healthcare Hub.

The resource provides an overview of the differences between a first contact practitioner and an advanced practitioner and explains what masters level practice is and how this is evidenced in a portfolio.

The video also provides additional information for GP trainers to understand how best to support allied health professionals moving into primary care at master’s level of practice.

After viewing the video, learners will:

– Be able to understand masters level practice

– Gain understanding of allied health professionals’ offer to primary care and their specific roadmap

– Gain understanding of the background of the educational roadmaps and the advanced practice agenda

For more information and to access the video please click here.

Any accredited Educational Supervisor (GP Trainer) can access the course to enable FCP supervision. Please contact your local training hub if you require any further information.

Route two: Roadmap Supervision Verification training

A full two-day course is required for those who are not currently ES GP trainers.

Route 2 can be accessed by those who are:  

– A GP

– A clinician who has a post-registration master’s degree (please note – a pre-registration master’s degree does not qualify)

– A full MACP member

– A First Contact Practitioner who is recognised by the HEE Centre for AP

– An Advanced Practitioner who is recognised by the HEE Centre for AP

The course will be delivered virtually on: 

Cohort 7: Tuesday 10 May 2022 and Tuesday 17 May 2022, 14:00-18:00

Cohort 8: Tuesday 21 June 2022 and Tuesday 28 June 2022, 14:00-18:00

Please contact primarycareschool.kss@hee.nhs.uk to register your interest for this training.

This page will be updated when new dates become available.

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Queries

Please email Ceri Evans and Rhian Craddock on the Primary Care School (KSS) email address.