England's North West AHP Network is planning a £110,000 programme to support the development of allied health professionals (AHPs) in first point of contact roles in primary care.
It has advertised for education providers to design and deliver a post-graduate level module on primary care readiness for AHPs, which will be funded by Health Education England.
The money is expected to create 75 places in two or three groups, which will be available from January 2018.
Leading the development of the plan is Naomi McVey, the North West AHP workforce lead. She is being supported by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and members from across England, including consultant physiotherapist Neil Langridge.
She said: "This will build on learning from primary care physiotherapy taking place in the south of England as part of the Hampshire vanguard.
"We are expecting universities and other organisations accredited to provide post-graduation education for AHPs to bid for the contract."