Building the general practice workforce

We need to recruit a strong workforce to achieve the vision in the General Practice Forward View (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.

Since the launch of the GP Forward view we have:

We are also looking to roll out 250 new post-certificate of completion of training (CCT) fellowships to provide further training opportunities in areas of poorest GP recruitment

We will also increasing the number of multidisciplinary staff in primary care by:

  • Recruiting an additional 1,500 clinical pharmacists [link to CP page]
  • Supporting the co-location of 3,000 mental health therapists
  • Introducing 1,000 physician associates in to general practice