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CPD Funding & Access to University Courses

University Modules 2020/21

Historically, Cornwall received Health Education England (HEE)”funded places” on University modules and courses.

Places are no longer being commissioned centrally in this way. This presents some considerations for individuals wishing to undertake University courses, and their employing practices;

  • Individuals or employing practices will need to fund these courses- there may be funding streams we can direct you to that might provide a contribution towards this cost.
  • It will be possible for modules/courses to be purchased from any provider, not only those in the South West.
  • Demand may increase for places on certain courses (e.g. Non Medical Prescribing).

Cornwall Primary Care Training Hub continues to work closely with the Universities and Health Education England to support staff in General Practice to access places on the courses they require, and we are asking practice managers or training leads in practices to complete the below form for all non medical registered staff, which will help us understand the development needed for your workforce. We will be able to use this information in our discussions with Universities about places required.

You can find information below about courses and professional development available to teams in General Practice in Cornwall below, which you may wish to look at before completing the form.


Training Needs Analysis
5. Please tick this box to confirm you are completing this form on behalf of all Registered Professionals in the practice (please do not include GPs)
6. The following list are Plymouth University programmes/modules. Please tell us which of the below will be required for your clinical team, including the number or names of staff members. Please note, completing this form does not mean an application has been made

CPD Funding for Registered Nurses & AHPs in General Practice

Health Education England have provided a budget for CPD, which is available to be accessed by registered Nurses and AHPs working in General Practice.  The funding is allocated at £1000 per eligible professional over 3 years, and you can find more information on eligibility and process for accessing this funding below. This funding may provide a contribution towards University courses.

Process for Accessing CPD Funding in General Practice- April 2021

Application Form for CPD Funding in General Practice

We are holding regular information sessions about this funding so if practices or individuals wish to understand how this funding can be used please contact us at and we can let you know when the next session is.