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ARRS Roles

Important update from the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) for each of their 15 professions -


Expanding our Workforce-  NHS England

The needs of our communities, in particular in areas where there are health inequalities, are greater than ever before. Our population is being impacted more and more by complex, long term conditions. There is a growing concern about areas of longstanding unmet health need and the social determinants of health are playing a bigger role than ever before. These new challenges are increasing the pressure on the system to deliver for those in our communities and there is more that we can do to shift our focus from treating those who are unwell to preventing ill health and tackling health inequalities.

The creation of  Primary Care Networks (PCNs)  builds on the core of current primary care services and enables a greater provision of proactive, personalised and more integrated health and social care.

The Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) is an automatic funding stream available to Primary Care Networks (PCNs) to support recruitment which currently supports the employment of service provision.  (

This provides funding for 26,000 additional roles to create bespoke multi-disciplinary teams. Primary care networks assess the needs of their local population and, working with local community services, make support available to people where it is most needed.

More information on the ARRS, including financial reimbursement information can be found here-

Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service – Contract specification 2023/24 – PCN Requirements and Entitlements (





Practice Resources

The Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) have produced  posters and promotional resources  that can be downloaded and used to promote a particular role(s) in your practice.

This campaign is intended to promote understanding amongst patients of what many of these roles do and how the wider team of healthcare professionals can support delivery of their care.

Further information on the different roles can be found on the  BMA website .