General practice – the best place to work

There’s never been a better time to choose a career as a GP.

Smarter collaboration, flexible ways of working and a digital-first approach bring community care, the voluntary sector, social care and other parts of local government, including public health, together to deliver sustainable workloads with the right support.

There’s greater understanding of the ways you want to work and the support you need to achieve your individual aspirations. We will be offering fellowships for newly qualifying GPs and a nationwide network of Training Hubs are supporting personal development and career-long learning.

New career opportunities will emerge as people come together to work as part of more vibrant, diverse local teams of experts in physiotherapy, pharmacy, nursing, mental health, social prescribing and geriatrics, in a range of settings.

NHS Digital figures show 300 more GPs and thousands more other healthcare professionals are choosing employment in primary care than 3 years ago. Funding is now in place to recruit even more healthcare professionals, enabling the formation of more dynamic, responsive, multi-skilled teams, each able to contribute to improved approaches to patient care using their own unique skills and influence.

The NHS Long Term Plan is investing in improving health services like GP practices with a focus on helping everyone to stay well and healthy throughout their lives and where possible, preventing ill health.

We are the NHS – A day in the life of a GP

Find out more:

Starting your career in general practice
Supporting our GPs
International GP recruitment
Returning to general practice from UK
Strengthening your practice team