The Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) supports Primary Care Networks (PCNs) by providing funding for reimbursable roles.
The scheme has two key goals:
- to support the recruitment of 26,000 additional staff,
- and to reduce the health inequalities that arise due to workforce shortages in general practices.
ARRS supports 12 new roles. These are Clinical Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Health and Well-being Coaches, Dieticians, podiatrists, Paramedics, Health Practitioners, Nursing Associates, Occupational Therapists, First-contact Physiotherapists, Care Co-ordinators and Physician Associates.