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Undergraduate Medical Education Tri-Partite Agreement

Health Education England is introducing an Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) Tri-Partite Agreement (TPA) to provide a consistent nationwide framework for governing the financial arrangements between HEIs (Medical Schools), NHS placement providers (secondary care and GP) and HEE, for the purposes of providing undergraduate medical education. The new TPA will be introduced from April 2021 and will be a Schedule of the new NHS Education Contract.

The UGME TPA will:

  • Incorporate the principles set out in “Annex B – Scope of UGM Tariff” in the DHSC’s Healthcare Education and Training Tariff guidance;
  • Set out the roles and responsibilities of the three parties: HEIs (Medical Schools), NHS placement providers and HEE;
  • Provide a consistent approach to the planned funding that flows between Medical Schools, NHS Providers and HEE;
  • Provide transparency in all UGME funding that is provided, where it goes and what it is for, with clear expectations for the return on that investment.

The UGME TPA will align to the new Medical School Liaison Committee governance structures and will help ensure that the way that funding flows between partners is not a barrier to improving how undergraduate medical education is provided.

Engagement on the draft framework has commenced and implementation of the UGME TPA forms part of wider regional implementation plans for the new NHS Education Contract.

For further information about the development and implementation of the new UGME TPA, please email diane.hart@hee.nhs.uk