General Practice Assistant (GPA)

As part of the wider team in general practice, General Practice Assistants provide a support role, carrying out administrative tasks, combined in some areas with basic clinical duties. They can help to free up GPs time and contribute to the smooth running of appointments, improving patients experience in the surgery. They are healthcare professionals educated to Master’s Level and have developed the skills and knowledge to allow them to take on expanded roles and scope of practice caring for patients.


We are currently waiting on confirmation for the possibility of a future run HEE GP Assistant Programme. See more information regarding the role and resources here.

Email [email protected] if you have any queries about the GPA role.

Trainees can begin to create their evidence aligned to the elements outlined in the national competency framework, and undertake on-the-job training and development. The competency framework is available to view by following this link: