Every individual student placement that is hosted by a GP Practice, or other community-based organisation, comes with a placement tariff. The hosting organisation is known as the placement provider. The tariff is a one-off payment of money that is gifted to the placement provider. It is a set amount to acknowledge the staff time taken to supervise and train the student. It is used to cover this back-spend and has to be justifiable for use on the placement.
The amount is set and provided by Health Education England (HEE). The NATH Placement Lead will contact the student's Higher Education Institution (HEI) to find out what the tariff amount is. Usage restrictions are included in the HEI guidance documents. Some HEIs may take a small administration fee from the set tariff for processing the funding. Other HEIs will ask HEE to transfer the full amount directly to the placement provider's bank account.