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).

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, Associate Head of School Practice Learning

Mobile: +44 7725 220374, Email: