Practice managers work in primary care, where they manage the overall running of general practices (GP surgeries). As a practice manager, you’ll work where people often have their first and most frequent point of contact with the NHS. Practice managers will work with a variety of staff who work from or are based within the practice. These staff will typically include GPs, practice nurses, medical secretaries, receptionists, physiotherapists, pharmacists and others.
To enter a career in practice management, you would typically be an accomplished manager, bringing both day-to-day management skills as well as a strategic perspective. Qualifications and experience required will vary, but you’ll usually need a management qualification, and a proven experience of motivating people. Read more »
For a career in primary care practice management, you’ll need a variety of skills and qualities. You will need excellent financial skills, the ability to manage a changing environment, good communication skills, leadership and motivational and organisational skills. Read more »
Practice managers often receive relatively little formal training or ongoing development. Many practice managers report feeling overburdened and isolated in their role.
Since 2017 NHS England has supported the growth of local networks of practice managers which promote sharing of good ideas, action learning and peer support. Read more »
The growth in the volume and complexity of work in General Practice requires Practice Managers to focus on growing the workforce, improving infrastructure and reducing workload. Explore a range of workforce resources for Practice Managers.
Find out more about the training and development opportunities for Practice Managers in primary care in Greater Manchester.
Our jobs vacancies page provides details of some of the latest primary care job vacancies in Greater Manchester from the NHS Jobs website.
Access a range of useful resources for Practice Managers and find out more about the role of a Practice Manager in primary care. Read more »