Workforce, training and education
East of England

We have some new training opportunities for Advanced Clinical Practitioners and GPs to become First Contact Practitioner Supervisors, to support the new Primary Care workforce.

HEE National FCP/AP Roadmap Landing Page.

Please email any questions to 



What is a First Contact Practitioner?

A diagnostic clinician in primary care working at master’s level with undiagnosed and undifferentiated diagnoses, managing complexity and uncertainty at the first point of contact who has a minimum of 5 years post-graduate experience.

Interested in becoming an FCP Supervisor?

Criteria for applications:

  • A GP*
  • A clinician (e.g. AHP or Nurse) with a post registration Master’s Degree
  • An Advanced Practitioner with an MSc, NHSE Recognition or Tier 3 training* (for more information on Tier 3 supervisor training for APs please email
  • A First Contact Practitioner with NHSE Recognition** or written evidence of completion of stage 1 and stage 2 of the roadmap e.g. checklist for recognition/completion of FCP Survey
  • Full MACP member

*Any Tier 3 Advanced Practitioner or Tier 3 GP Educational Supervisors recognised by the quality team do not need to attend the training days, but instead will be able to complete a short online resource. Please fill out the form here if you would like to receive this.  Please note that there is no expectation for GP educators to complete the 2-day training. There will however be an optional multi-professional top up day that can be attended as a training update.

When is the training?

You must be able to attend both dates in the sessions that you choose.

The dates for 2024 cohorts are below:

  • 18th April and 2nd May 2024

There are 20 places available for each session which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

There will be more cohorts in 2024, further details to follow.

How to apply to attend the training?

If you would like to attend the training to become an FCP Supervisor, please complete one of the forms below:

Existing GP Educators (interest only, online resource to be shared at a later date)  

Other Applicants (required to attend the 2-day training course) 

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