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Health Education England (HEE) jointly with the National Paramedics & Primary Care (PiPC) Team Funding for PiPC Pilot Scheme Expression of Interest


Expressions of interest are now open for practices wishing to host a PiPC trainee, following a successful bid by the Training Hub to host the program.
HEE and the national PiPC team have offered funding for 20 placements across the Herefordshire and Worcestershire STP Primary Care Providers.


  • All trainees are qualified paramedics who have expressed an interest in working in Primary Care.
  • The national team will provide a 3-year MSc PiPC qualification which the trainees are required to do in their own time (working up to 4 days a week plus 1 day in university in their own time).
  • Initially out of the 4 days clinical practice the trainee will work 1 day in Primary Care (40 days in 1st year) with the remaining days in their substantive paramedic post.
  • Practices hosting a trainee with receive a Tariff payment (£17 per day).
  • The trainee will be supported by the national team but also by a PiPC educator and clinical fellow to be employed by the Training Hub (nationally funded).
  • The recruitment of the paramedics has been managed centrally however the Training Hub will be able to select the 20 candidates from the national pool therefore priority will be given to those living locally to promote retention post training. If the national pool is exhausted, we are then able to recruit remaining places ourselves.
  • The trainees can be recruited into the ARRS roles as soon as they have obtained sufficient competencies and can then continue the funded 3-year MSc course and the ongoing support from the national team and training hub, whilst in a substantive Primary Care post as opposed to a traditional paramedic post.
  • The MSc is due to commence in the Spring 2021 term.
Expressions of interest to host a trainee in your practice should be made by email to:
Closing date for applications is 30th November 2020

For further information please contact Caroline Hatton on 07876474219 or email

In addition, the scheme can be viewed at
Published on 23rd October 2020