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Nursing and Midwifery

Transforming NMaHP Roles

CNOD Transforming Nursing, Midwifery and Health Professions’ (NMaHP) Roles

Paper 1 Introduction

Paper 2 Advanced Nursing Practice 

Paper 3 The district nursing role in integrated community nursing teams


Advanced Nurse Practitioners

NHS Education for Scotland has been commissioned by the Chief Nursing Officer Directorate at the Scottish Government to allocate funding to support education for an additional 500 Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs) over 4 years between 2017 and 2021. 

Year 1 funding to support education for an additional 500 ANP has now been allocated.

Year 2 A revised Educational needs analysis tool is currently being undertaken following which funding arrangmemtn for 2018/19 will be communicated to the ANP leads and Independnet organisations 

Initial work - A service and education needs analysis was completed in July 2017. The ANP SNA~ENA tool is provided here for information only.


District Nurse role

NHS Education for  Scotland has developed a CPD learning resource to support existing level 6 District Nurses to prepare for the refocussed role. This resource will be hosted on the TURAS platform in due course.

Regional events are being held in Feb/Mar 2018 to support the District Nurse refocussed role. See attached flyer for dates, venues and booking.  PLEASE NOTE - ALL EVENTS are FULLY BOOKED. A recording of one event will be availalbe here soon for those who were unable to attend.  

Funding to support District Nurses to undertake modules in Advanced Clinical Assessment Skills and V300 Prescribing has now been allocated to employing organisations through the NHS Boards. These course must comment before 31st March 2018. 

Funding for 2018/19 has not yet been agreed.

General Practice Nurse (GPN) Funding.

GPN funding is funded by the Primary Care Division of the Scottish Government. It is separate from the ANP funding. Access information on current General Practice Nursing funding by clicking here