How to become a GP practice manager
You can get into this job through:
- working towards this role
- applying directly
- training courses run by professional bodies
You could start as an assistant office manager in a health centre or hospital and do training to work your way up.
You could apply directly to become a GP practice manager.
You'll usually need to have a business background and be an experienced manager with a management qualification.
It might be useful if you have experience working in health or social care.
You could do a training course with the Association of Medical Secretaries, Practice Administrators and Receptionists (AMSPAR) to get qualified.
- Level 3 Diploma in Medical Administration
- Level 3 Certificate in Medical Principles for the Administrator
- Level 5 Primary Care and Health Management
You can do these courses at an approved training centre, college or online. For some qualifications, you'll need to be working in a job related to health.
You'll be expected to understand how NHS values apply in your work when applying for a course.
Professional and industry bodies
You could join the Association of Medical Secretaries, Practice Administrators and Receptionists (AMSPAR) or the Institute of Health and Social Care Management for professional development opportunities.
You can find out more about becoming a GP practice manager from Health Careers.