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Careers in General Practice


There are a variety of roles within general practice covering management and clinical care. Whether you wish to be involved in clinical care of patients, business management, self-employed or salaried there is a career for you. With a great deal of variety and no two days the same, general practice roles are exciting, demanding and interesting; there is flexibility and support to  establish a career that suits you.  Below is a brief overview of some roles within practices. We hope the information in the dedicated zones will guide you through your chosen path, provide useful information or simply help you find some inspiration.

Roles within General Practice

Clinical roles:


Salaried GP

Locum GP

GP with special interest

Portfolio GP

Nurse Practitioner

Practice Nurse

Practice Nurse with special interest

Health Care Assistant

Clinical Pharmacist

Administration/business roles:

Practice Manager

Business Manager

Finance Manager

Clinical Administrator


Data Analyst


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