Why a career in General Practice

General Practice Workforce

The Primary Care Workforce & Training Hub promotes and delivers initiatives designed to support the workforce in General Practice. This work includes:

  • Supporting the safe introduction of new and emerging roles in primary care
  • Promoting inter-professional education and training in primary care
  • Liaising with HEIs and training bodies
  • Facilitating training programmes for the ‘new to primary care’ workforce
  • Developing & promoting initiatives to help organisations in primary care to grow their future workforce.

About the navigator

Check out the Workforce Navigator

The Workforce Navigator allows you to select the role that you are interested in or currently working in to find information on how the role works in Primary Care, Training and Development for the role and Support & Additional Links available.

Care Co-ordinator

Care Co-ordinators provide extra time, capacity and expertise to support with co-ordination and navigation for people and their carers across health care services, ensuring that their changing needs are addressed

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Clinical Pharmacist

Clinical Pharmacists work as part of the general practice team to resolve day-to-day medicine issues and consult with and treat patients directly. The role is pivotal to improving the quality of care and ensuring patient safety.

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First Contact Physiotherapist

First Contact Physiotherapists have enhanced skills and expertise in the management of Musculoskeletal conditions, enabling adult patients to be seen in their GP practice without being referred by a doctor.

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Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapists work with those across the life span who experience a wide range of clinical conditions due to physical, mental, social or developmental difficulties.

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Paramedics are experienced allied health professionals capable of delivering safe, effective and appropriate treatment to patients with urgent, emergency and unscheduled healthcare needs.

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Physician Associate

Physician Associates are medically trained, generalist healthcare professionals, who work alongside doctors and provide medical care as an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team.

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More roles coming soon!

More roles are being added to the workforce navigator, so check back soon!

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