Our Workforce programme aims to deliver the vision and ambitious targets set out in the General Practice Forward View (GP Forward View) to expand, develop and transform the primary care workforce by 2020.

Our programme incorporates and builds on the successes of the 10 Point Plan which was launched in January 2015 as part of the Five Year Forward View.

We need a strong workforce to achieve the vision in the GP Forward View and we are working in partnership with Health Education England (HEE), the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the British Medical Association (BMA) to deliver an extra 10,000 staff and to strengthen the primary care workforce by 2020/21.

We plan to build, recruit and return the general practice workforce by

  • Increasing the number of GPs in general practice by a minimum of 5,000
  • Growing the multidisciplinary workforce by a minimum of 5,000 – including nurses, pharmacists, mental health workers, physician associates and others
  • Increasing GP training capacity and establishing new post CCT fellowships to provide further training opportunities in areas of poorest GP recruitment