FUNDING & GRANTS 

NATH receives information about grants and funding to support learning and development of the primary and community care workforce.  

Funded Programmes for Nursing Workforce 

Do you have a vacancy for a practice nurse(s)? Will your existing practice nurse be retiring soon? 
 
NATH want to work with practices to help build the nursing workforce in Primary Care. Did you know that newly qualified nurses can work in primary care when they leave university? We have funded programmes set up to help! 
 
There is "Your Future Nurse" infographic from NHS Employers providing updated routes into nursing with information about: Entry requirements, funding support, new blended learning degree, etc. 
 
Get in touch to find out more alliance.hub1@nhs.net 

Funding for Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship 

Funding is available for individuals wanting to complete nurse training through apprenticeship route.  
 
Applicant must commence training September 2021. Expressions of interest for this scheme to be submitted via NATH alliance.hub1@nhs.net by 28th February 2021. 
 
Our local higher education institution Nottingham Trent University (NTU) are offering the course "Level 6 Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship". 

Educational Grants for Nurses In Care Homes 

The Queen's Nursing institute (Qni) support nurses who are in need of financial assistance to further their education. 
 
Criteria: 
Qni only fund accredited courses and modules in community nursing 
 
They only fund accredited courses and modules in community nursing 
Courses must demonstrate a clear clinical benefit to patients 
Applicants can only receive a QNI educational grant once 
Grants are available for course fees and books 
Travel costs to attend educational courses are not normally funded 
Applications are considered on a discretionary basis and assessed individually 
Successful applicants will be asked to provide feedback following completion of the programme. 
 
Please ensure you complete the form fully and upload scans or photos of all relevant documents required: 
Complete full application form 
Upload manager’s support letter 
Upload full details and evidence of course – including course fee and letter confirming place on course. 
State amount of funding sought from The QNI up to £1000 (in £) 

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for Nurses & AHPs PCN Investment Plan 2020-21 

Another opportunity to submit your personal CPD requirements!  
 
If practices or GP Federations missed out in submitting their nurses and or AHPs CPD requirements, or provide inadequate information, Health Education England (HEE) have given us another opportunity to submit their personal CPD requirements. 
 
An email from NATH will be sent to practices and GP Federations by early November 2020. Submission requirements should be received by NATH by 30 November 2020. 
 
Approved CPD PCN Investment Plans 
 
During November 2020, PCN Clinical Directors will receive an email from NATH about their approved (by HEE) CPD PCN Investment Plans detailing how to claim for their fund with agreed timetable and assurances of spend. NATH is currently seeking further clarity from HEE about this and pending the receipt of theapproved funding.  
 
As a reminder, any underspend cannot be carried forward into the next year (after March 2021) and, as we understand, HEE will claw back any underspend against this fund. 
 
For clarity, this funding is an investment solely for CPD for nurses and AHPs and cannot be used for funding backfill. 
For further information please email lisa.soultana@nhs.net 
 

Funding 

NATH have developed a strategic partnership with Nottingham Trent University including the Business School, Employability and Enterprise Department and the Institute of Health and Allied Professions. 
 
This partnership has seen the development of educational programmes and the creation of student placements (clinical and non-clinical) working across primary and community care settings. 
 
NATH can facilitate accessing the apprenticeship Levy fund through system partners. We also manage the workforce development funds for primary and social care. Both are accessible to the clinical and non-clinical workforce. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements. 
 
If you are interested in joining the independent care sector community, NATH Nursing, AHP or pharmacy working groups get in touch. 

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