Payments for placements

Payments for placements

Payment for placements was introduced in line with Liberating the NHS: Developing the Healthcare Workforce From Design to Delivery (Department of Health, 2012).

Health Education England (HEE) are working with the Local Education and Training Boards (LETBs) to implement a tariff payment for providers of education and training placements of pre-registration nursing and midwifery students. The amount equates to approximately £100 per student per week in placement – the placement length must be a minimum of four weeks in duration to qualify for payment - this is subject to review by HEE.

Payments can be used by placement providers to fund additional staff cover, or for developing education.

To qualify for the payment, placement providers must be:

  • Recognised as part of a pre-registration education programme that has been approved by a university and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (e.g. BSc (Hons) Nursing).
  • Meet the standards of the regulator and commissioner.
  • Be quality assured by the university and have a Learning Development Agreement in place with HEE.

For further information refer to The Department of Health, Education & training tariffs: Tariff guidance for 2014-15, Section 4 Non-medical tariffs (24).

For Private, Voluntary and Independent Organisations please see the HEE PVI Payment Flow Chart for guidance on receiving payments.

Contact us

Andrew Cunningham, Healthcare Practice Placement Development Lead (Devon/Somerset)
Mobile: +44 7773 489782 Phone: +44 1752 585490 Email:
Janet Peacock, Healthcare Practice Placement Development Lead (Cornwall/Somerset)
Mobile: +44 7973 721843 Email:
Adele Kane, Academic Lead, Private Sector Placement Development Team
Mobile: +44 7725 220374 Email:
Sue Twose, PDT Lead Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and PVI Sector Somerset
Tel: +44 7850 241683 Email: 
Sharon Evans, Academic Lead, for private, voluntary and independent sector (Cornwall)
Tel: +44 1872 256465 Email: 
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