Starting your career in general practice

General practitioners have an important role in looking after patients in their homes and within the communities where they live. They are part of a much wider team whose role includes promoting, preventing and initiating treatment.

There’s never been a better time to choose a career as a GP. Find out more about how the NHS is working with stakeholders to encourage more doctors to choose general practice:

One career endless opportunities. Choose GP aims to encourage more trainee doctors to think about becoming a GP.
NHS England, Health Education England, the British Medical Association and Royal College of General Practitioners have been working together to support recruitment in areas to which it has traditionally been hard to recruit. Read about the Targeted Enhanced Recruitment Scheme.
“You’re holding all these little confidences and you feel so privileged that people are sharing their lives with you.”  Prof Val Wass OBE’s career spanned over four decades. She looks back at her experiences and outlines some of the issues facing general practice today.