The Greater Manchester Primary Care Careers platform promotes a sustainable and thriving primary care workforce across Greater Manchester. Use it to find out more about working in primary care, living and working in Greater Manchester, find employment opportunities via GM Worforce Connect and access the latest job vacancies from the NHS Jobs website.

GM Primary Care Careers Fair

Scroll through a photo gallery to enjoy memories of the Greater Manchester Primary Care Careers Fair that took place on 12th May 2022

View photos and read more about the GM Primary Care Nursing Awards winners

GM Primary Care Nurse Celebration

Click on the images below to find information about careers in four different filelds within primary care: General Practice, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Optometry.

Primary Care in
Greater Manchester

The Greater Manchester Primary Care Careers platform highlights the different careers available in primary care; from medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, dentistry, to healthcare assistants, practice managers, wider support roles and many more. It also provides information on the pathways into the sector; from apprenticeships, to college courses, degrees and further professional development.

What is primary care?

Primary care services provide the first point of contact in the healthcare system, acting as the ‘front door’ of the NHS. Primary care includes general practice, community pharmacy, dentistry, and optometry (eye health) services.

Primary care professionals, such as GPs, practice nurses or pharmacists, help take care of the basics of care, focusing on preventing illness, making diagnoses and treating conditions that don’t need hospital care.

As we have built our devolved health and social care system in Greater Manchester, primary care is now increasingly viewed as a core component of an integrated, community based, care system rather than a separate stand-alone entity. Read more ».

Our Boroughs

We are making big improvements to Greater Manchester’s health and social care services and benefiting local people’s health and wellbeing. There has never been a more exciting time to start a career in primary care in one of the ten local areas of Greater Manchester.

Use the links below to find out more about our boroughs.


If you’re looking to begin or develop your career in primary care in Greater Manchester this website should be your first port of call.

To assist users of the Greater Manchester Primary Care Careers platform our jobs page provides details of some of the latest primary care job vacancies in Greater Manchester from the NHS Jobs website.

If your organisation works in the primary care sector within Greater Manchester and has a job vacancy you can post details about the job vacancy and it will appear on our jobs page.

Living and working in
Greater Manchester

The NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care is in charge of the £6bn spent on health and social care in the ten boroughs of Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Manchester, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan. Thanks to devolution, we now have the freedom and flexibility to do things that benefit everyone in Greater Manchester.

We want to deliver the greatest and fastest possible improvement in people’s health and wellbeing by creating a strong, safe and sustainable health and care system that is fit for the future.

We believe that reform of health and social care is vital to improve the area’s productivity by helping more people to become fit for work, find jobs and stay in work for longer. Reform of early years provision is key to increasing productivity of parents and, in the future, their children.

We’re already making big improvements to the health and social care services we need. We’re tackling serious conditions like cancer and heart disease. We’re also addressing wider problems that affect our health like poverty, loneliness and poor lifestyles.

Find out more about living and working in Greater Manchester ».

Manchester Beetham Tower
Manchester Beetham Tower