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General Practice Nursing - Funding 2017-18 Financial Year

THIS CURRENT ROUND OF FUNDING IS CLOSING ON 19th FEBRUARY 2018 - NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED AFTER MONDAY 19th FEBRUARY Funding is available for General Practice Nurses in Scotland to access Education and Continuing Professional Development. (Backfill funding is also available - this is managed by Scottish Government)

APPLY for FUNDING for Education and CPD here


NHS Education for Scotland has been commissioned by the Scottish Government to manage a significant investment in General Practice Nursing (GPN). The purpose of this funding is to support GPN role development in line with the Chief Nursing Officer’s Transforming Roles programme, enabling nurses to meet the changing health and care needs of Scotland’s population.

Funding applications can be made for courses that will commence before 31st March 2018. This includes retrospective funding for courses that commenced after 1st April 2017 Examples include:Prescribing - Clinical Assessment Skills – Triage – Minor Illness –Chronic Disease Management -  Consultation Skills -  Leadership skills – Mental Wellbeing and ill Health 

Advert for Funding for Education and CPD

Guidance to help with funding application

Funding Application Questback Link 

Background information

FAQs updated 27/12/2017

Enquiries can be made to NHS Education for Scotland via this email address -


Funding is available for Backfill to attend courses 2017/18  

Form updated 23/1/2018 Backfill funding is managed by Scottish Government . Please print form to complete

Weekend Residential Courses 2018

The following 6 courses will be offered FREE of charge to GPNs in Scotland. All venues will be in Scotland

- Developing consultation skills

- Developing triage skills 

- Enhancing care planning and anticipatory care 

- Supporting people with complex long -term conditions 

- Developing consultation and triage skills 

- Enhancing anticipatory care and supporting long term conditions 

These course were originally being offered in Feb/March 2018 - however, they will now be delivered later in 2018. All those who noted interest have been emailed about this change in dates.

Please email to note interest in these courses. 


Latest GPN Newsletter Winter 2017/18