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Developing a New ANP and ACNS Role

Information for Managers
NES ANP Service and Education Needs Analysis ToolUseful questions to help with deciding whether ANP post is needed and to help build any business caseClick Here for Service & Education Needs Analysis
ANP Service SOP templateClick Here for ANP Service SOP
Generic ANP Job Description (Adult) (with associated AfC Job Match Report for reference)Click Here for GGC Generic ANP Job Description (Adult)
 Click Here for Job Match Report
Generic ANP Job Description (PaediatricClick Here for Paediatric Job Description
Agenda for Change – Annex 21To convert a post into a trainee postClick Here for Agenda for Change Annex 21
SOP for new ANP rolesClick Here for SOP for new ANP Roles
Education ProgrammesSee  ANP education and programmes page
WoS Advanced Practice Academy Clinical Supervision guidanceClick Here for Clinical Supervision Guidance 
GGC MoodleVirtual Learning Environment with resources for trainee ANPs and qualified
NHS Education for Scotland Nursing and Midwifery TURAS ePortfolio
Final Sign-off (DRAFT DOCUMENT)Click Here for Final Sign-off (Draft)
Metrics (Transforming Roles Advanced Practice Group)Click Here for Metrics (Transforming Roles Advanced Practice Group)
2017-18 ANP Service Annual Report formClick Here for Annual Report Form
Annual PDP Review for ANPs Click Here for Annual Review
Job Planning GuidanceClick Here for RCGP ANP Competencies
Trainee ANP & ACNS Funding

Funding for ANP training is different this year (2020/2021) as NES funding is coming to an end.

NES Funded Trainee ANPs – i.e. Continuing trainee ANPs (i.e. those who started their ANP training during the 2019-20 academic year).

If the trainee ANP is directly employed by NHSGGC then they should complete an SL2 form for the modules being undertaken this year. This should be locally approved and sent to as soon as possible (September 2020). This allows purchase orders to be raised. Following this the trainee ANP should receive an email regarding this. If the trainee ANP is employed within General Practice then their practice should have already applied to NES for their funding for this year.

Service Funded Trainee ANPs – i.e. trainee ANPs who are starting their ANP training now (post August 2020).

If the trainee ANP is directly employed by NHSGGC they should speak to their line manager regarding applying for funding. The trainee ANP will be expected to complete an SL2 and submit via their line manager to approval and funding. If the trainee ANP is employed within general practice they should speak to their local practice manager.

A tANP SL2 form (with modules listed) can be downloaded here

Trainees should apply directly to the University for a place on the appropriate ANP programme. If uncertain about which programme a trainee should go on they should contact for advice and to obtain a copy of their education plan.

Please note that funding can only be applied for one year at a time, so a further SL2 form will be needed for the second year of any programme.

It is the trainee’s responsibility to:

· Ensure they know which programme and modules they are to undertake – all trainees should have an education plan which can be obtained from

· Complete and submit an SL2 for funding (see above)

· Apply to the university for the appropriate programme (and modules)

· Send a copy of their ‘award letter’ with the relevant Purchase Order details to the university when they receive it.


For the Non-medical prescribing module apply via the Pharmacy & Prescribing Support Unit – email Mandy Logan, Non-Medical Prescribing Co-ordinator for an application pack including your contact details. ( ANP trainees should undertake Non-medical Prescribing at Masters Level (unless already held) at the institution the ANP programme is being undertaken. Please make it clear when applying to the Pharmacy & Prescribing Support Unit which institution the ANP trainee will be studying at.