Practice Managers in Primary Care

For a career in primary care practice management, you’ll need a variety of skills and qualities, typically including:

  • excellent financial skills
  • the ability to manage a changing environment
  • good communication skills
  • leadership and motivational skills
  • organisational skills
  • a willingness to work with others and respect their views
  • confidence with information technology
  • negotiating skills
  • the ability to challenge the way things are and find better alternatives
  • honesty and fairness in dealing with other people
  • a commitment to the ideals of quality and fairness in delivering healthcare.

If you’re applying for a role either directly in the NHS or in an organisation that provides NHS services you’ll be asked to show how you think the NHS values apply in your everyday work.

The NHS values form a key part of the NHS Constitution.

Find out more about the NHS Constitution

The Greater Manchester Training Hub’s mission is to raise the profile of general practice through engagement, education, experience and expansion.

The Greater Manchester Training Hub provides exposure and breadth of placement experience for healthcare undergraduates through a ‘hub’ and ‘spoke’ model approach. In turn, recruiting and retaining a future healthcare workforce.

Designed to also meet the educational needs of the multi-disciplinary primary care team, the Greater Manchester Training Hub brings together NHS organisations, community providers and local authorities.

The Greater Manchester Training Hub is a collaboration of four local training hubs, providing support for general practice around workforce development and retention. This collaboration has ensured full coverage of the Greater Manchester area as well as providing across the board standards and procedures.

Each local training hub is guided by an experienced educator, offering multi-professional learning, development and experience.

Connect with Greater Manchester Training Hub

The Practice Managers Association (PMA) are providers of training, education and other support services for non-clinical workers in the primary care sector.

The PMA was founded to provide the non-clinical workforce in primary care with a comprehensive selection of self-development tools and support services. It has now reached a UK-wide membership of over 25,000 and is a constantly growing, vibrant community of both clinical and non-clinical members.

Find out more at the PMA website