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New to primary care

The information here is for newly qualified or experienced professional thinking about joining the primary care workforce. You can find more information about training in different areas via the links below.

  1. General Practice specialty training for doctors
  2. General Practice Nurse Foundation Programme
  3. Pharmacy post registration training and Transition Programme
  4. Physician associate support
  5. Health care support worker apprenticeships
  6. Reception and administrative staff training - in development
  7. Practice manager development
  8. General dental service in primary care training
  9. Community optometry training

If you're interested in training outside the programmes listed above, or those in development, please contact


We are committed to supporting new staff in primary and community care to acquire the right skills. We do this by providing education and training programmes that develop the specific competencies needed.

We also help develop and embed new roles into primary care settings. These then become effective both as a role and part of a multi professional team.

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New to primary care
Future workforce
Multi-professional learning
Continued professional development