General Practitioners (GPs)

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.

GP survey regarding GPs with Specialist Interest (GPwSI)
Request for GPs to complete. This survey is for all GPs, if you have a GPwSI role, and also for any GPs who would want to develop into this area.
This is to help inform the ICB primary Care team the landscape for current and future GPwSI provision.
Please could all GPs take a couple of minutes to complete the survey, even if this is not an area you wish to develop in further. as you may have some education and training that you utilise to support your practice/PCN in terms of specialism.
What's happening

Training & Offers for GPs

Next Generation GP

Next Generation GP is aimed at GP trainees and early career GPs (first 5-7 years) with an interest in health policy and the wider NHS. 
The programme is about empowering a new generation of leaders in primary care, equipping them with the skills and networks to succeed and empowering them with the belief that they can translate insight into impact. 
Find out more on our Next Gen page.

GP Retention Scheme

The scheme is aimed at doctors who are seriously considering leaving or have left general practice due to personal reasons (caring responsibilities or personal illness), approaching retirement or requiring greater flexibility. The scheme supports both the retained GP and the practice employing them by offering financial support in recognition of the fact that this role is different to a ‘regular’ part-time, salaried GP post, offering greater flexibility and educational support.

Retained GPs may be on the scheme for a maximum of five years with an annual review each year to ensure that the doctor remains in need of the scheme and that the practice is meeting its obligations. 

This scheme enables a doctor to remain in clinical practice for a maximum of four clinical sessions (16 hours 40 minutes) per week – 208 sessions per year, which includes protected time for continuing professional development and with educational support.

Observe GP

Observe GP is an alternative to work experience for aspiring medics aged 16 and over, who are living in the UK. It is a free interactive video platform providing insights into the role of a GP and the wider primary care team.

ST3 Mentor/Coaching Support Offer

The PCTH is now able to offer coaching/mentorship sessions to ST3s who can receive up to 6 sessions of GP mentor support/development (usually each session would last 1-2hours).

If you are a ST3 and would like to express interest in the Mentor/Coaching offer, please complete this form.

Professional Education and Development (PED) Courses

All cohorts are currently at capacity. To register your interest for future cohorts please sign up to the mailing list.
See the webpage here  for more information.

Mentor/Coaching Scheme

We are always looking for new Mentors and Coaches to join our GP Mentorship Scheme, supporting our GP New to Practice Fellowship. For more information and to apply, visit our Mentorships page.

Liverpool Clinical PhD Programme for Health Priorities in the Global South

(for UK-registered Doctors, Veterinarians, Midwives, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals)

Applications open soon for 5 new fully-funded PhD fellowships.

Liverpool Clinical PhD Programme for Health Priorities in the Global South- flyer

Resources & Videos

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Useful Resources

The animated FAQs help prompt and signpost relevant information on the GPNRO website. The GP career paths are a visual way of presenting GP stories and some are also featured in the Choose GP section

The GP School have produced 3 short films featuring GP specialty trainees and GPs from Lancashire and South Cumbria, to shine a spotlight on the opportunities offered by training and working as a GP in these areas. 

The films appear on the HEE NW website on the ‘Information for Prospective Applicants’ page (you will need to scroll down to the bottom). 

A short series of webinars were held this summer to demonstrate the support available to you as a GP throughout various stages of your career. If you were unable to attend, the recordings and slides from these sessions are now available on the GP Career Support Hub.

HEE have recorded some informal conversations virtually, between GPs and members of the practice team. 

  • GP Amir Khan and Clinical Pharmacist Iram Riaz video and podcast 
  • GP Sandy Khosla and Advanced Nurse Practitioner Julia Taylor video and podcast

New resource alert! 

Welcome to the new home of Teaching and Learning Consultation Skills (TALC Skills) and Healthy English:

TALC Skills covers all aspects of consulting with a patient, whether you are a GP or another healthcare professional, and aims to make consultations more enjoyable and more efficient.


These valuable free resources can be used independently by anyone who wants to learn or improve their consultation skills – or by educators. TALC Skills is an RCGP award-winner and its popular podcast has already received more than 28,000 downloads.

Healthy English has been developed to help everyone who works with patients become a better user of English. It addresses the language and communication needs of international health and care staff, their trainers and colleagues working in the UK.

Access to both of these resources is free of charge to NHS people and organisations.

Sign up and join hundreds of other colleagues across the country who are using this trending new resource.