Welcome to our FAQs page. Below each question are links to provide you with the information you may need. Please click on the links for more information.


What do I need to know about the Advanced Clinical Practice application process?


Application process for ACP MSc at Surrey University 2018

Funding Request Form

MSc ACP flyer 2018


What support is available to Apprentices and existing staff?




How will the changes to Apprenticeships affect employers?

HEE KSS Apprenticeship guidance for non-levy employers 

HEE KSS Apprenticeship Guidance for Trusts and Levy Employers

HEE Apprenticeships in Primary Care Information Pack

For more information, please contact Rob Smith, Apprenticeship Lead – Career Progression Programme, either by: email –; or by phone number – 07917520964.


How do I access information about the GP Retainer Scheme?

Please click here for information regarding the GP Retainer scheme.

You may find the following video located here useful as a summary.


How do I access my Cervical Smear Takers number?

Please see the following documents:

Smear Training guidance for GP’s in Surrey and Sussex

How to get a Smear Taker number guidance

Please remember that all smear takers need to update PHE with evidence every 3 years of their smear training via a certificate of completion of the FREE  e-module on e-learning for health on NHS cervical screening programme.


We have a new nurse coming to join our practice, what training is available?

There is an introduction to general practice nursing course at Brighton and Surrey University for all new nurses. It’s funded by Health Education England so free of charge to join. It has been hugely successful, be it newly qualified nurses or from acute into Primary care. The 6 day module runs over a year.

Not only has it helped in attracting and retaining new staff but also assures managers that there is a formalised structure in place to support safe practice.

There is also an accompanying clinical skills programme that covers core clinical skills (2 day immunisation, spirometry, wound care, chronic disease management (diabetes, COPD, asthma)) required by new nurses entering general practice. The course and accompanying clinical skills programme are fully funded.

If you are interested in the course please contact the CEPN via the following email address


I would like to extend my role to an advanced care practitioner. How can I undertake the training?

Each year Health Education England look to provide fully funded places at local universities on the advanced care practice course.

The course runs over two years, commencing in September and has approximately 40 days attendance at University (depending on which modules you choose). You need to be in practice for a minimum of 15 hrs a week. Additionally, an educational grant fund is available to practices so that they can release the learner to attend the course and undertake any other development opportunities required for the course. This has been approximately £15K.

You will need to apply to the designated university, as well as submit a funding request form to the CEPN.


I am interested in finding out about Return to Practice: Nursing. What information is available?


How do I apply for CEPN Funding?

Please click on the link below to take you to the 18/19 CEPN funding request form. If you would like to apply for funding please complete the form and return to

CEPN Funding Form


Who will be able to help me with my screening and Immunisation queries:

All screening and Immunisation queries:

To contact the Screening and Immunisation team by phone please dial: 011 3824 8986



Who will be able to help me with PCSE/Capita Call/Recall Queries?: or 01772 221 388


What do I need to know about the MRES Clinical Research course held at the University of Brighton?

MRES Clinical Research Course

Alliance for Better Care.