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Overview of the role  

A qualified Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered paramedic, who has at least three years post graduate experience.  

 Education and training required  

Awaiting further guidance – this is currently being reviewed by the Direct Enhanced Service (DES) contracting team. 

  • HEE Primary care First Contact Practitioner (FCP) training must be completed as the minimum threshold for entry to primary care and be supported by appropriate governance and indemnity. 
  • HEE primary care FCP training can begin 3-5 years post registration. 

Career framework 

Indictive salary AfC band 7.  

Job description  

NHSE/I have developed a job description and recruitment pack which is available on the Future NHS website. Access to the site requires user registration. Once registered, navigate to the role selection page to find a range of supporting resources.  


For brief outline of responsibilities, please see below:

  • To deliver a high standard of patient care within the practice, working at the top of their clinical scope of practice.  
  • As a member of a varied clinical team, manage a clinical caseload, dealing with presenting patients’ needs within a primary care setting, ensuring patient choice and ease of access to services.  
  • To support the same-day care team within the practice e.g. minor injury and illness, abdominal pains, chest pain, tiredness, and headache. 
  • Perform specialist health checks and reviews.  
  • To provide clinical leadership within the practice. 
  • To mentor and support staff in developing and maintaining clinical skills.  

Support available for introducing the role 

Reimbursement available from 2021/22. NHS England / improvement – Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) in Primary Care Networks (PCNs) 

Further information 

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