Diploma Bursary scheme for Primary Care Managers

The Greater Manchester GP Excellence Programme are inviting primary care managers working in General Practice or Primary Care Networks from across Greater Manchester to take up an exceptional opportunity of applying for a bursary towards achieving a Level 7 Diploma in Primary Care Development. The bursary covers the full course fees, however the practice, PCN or individual will be required to pay the VAT amount.

The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) has worked in association with Capsticks and the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) to deliver the Diploma in Advanced Primary Care Management, a masters level programme that enables learners to develop their skills, knowledge and ability to successfully manage primary care at scale.

The course can be completed online and in the workplace over a 12-month period. There are 3 modules that make up the diploma:

  • Health Care Business and Finance
  • NHS Policy Law and Governance
  • Personal effectiveness and leadership

If you are unable to commit to the full diploma you have the option of signing up to just 1 or 2 of the modules where you will gain an ‘advanced certificate’ in each of the course names.

Diploma course cost

  • Bursary/GM GP Excellence Contribution = £2800
  • Practice Contribution VAT = £560
  • Total = £3360

Individual module cost

  • Bursary/GM GP Excellence Contribution = £1200
  • Practice Contribution VAT = £240
  • Total = £1440

Further information on the qualification can be found at https://www.hfma.org.uk/qualifications/explore-our-qualifications/advanced-qualifications/detail/diploma-in-advanced-primary-care-management

How to apply

Visit the above course provider website to understand what the course entails. You can also call them to discuss the course in more detail: 0117 457 324.

If you are interested in applying and believe that you possess the necessary skills and experience, ensure that you inform and obtain approval from your employing organisation first and send your expression of interest to gm.gpexcellence@nhs.net. The GP Excellence Team will contact the NAPC to process your application further.

If your application is successful and you meet the criteria, you will be accepted onto the programme and offered bursary for the full amount of the course (excluding VAT) by email with a link. You will need to arrange the additional payment directly with the HFMA.