Have you considered a career in General Practice?

Find out how a career in General Practice can be extremely rewarding if you’re passionate about making a real difference to people’s lives.

General Practice is at the frontline of the NHS, and is often the first port of call for patients with all sorts of conditions. One patient might need travel vaccines, another might need help managing their long term condition and a third might need a referral to hospital to rule out cancer.

The diversity of roles in primary care means that there are plenty of career directions you could take if you were interested in working in health and care. Roles vary from clinical positions like GPs, pharmacists, nurses, and physician associates to roles which help with the smooth operation of the practice such as practice managers, receptionists and apprentices.

Each role also has the potential for career progression so that you can pick up new skills and earn new responsibilities which will add to your personal growth and professional experience.

Working in General Practice Video

The General Practice in Essex video below introduces primary care workers who work and live in Essex. You can hear from GPs, practice managers, pharmacists, and practice nurses about what their jobs entail as well as the benefits of choosing Essex as a place to work in primary care. Watch the video below:

Online Resources

  • The Health Careers website provides support for people at all stages of their career in health. There’s information on a wide range of roles across the NHS and support for people that are thinking of making a career move into the health service.
  • If you think Essex might be the place for you, there is more information on working in general practice in Essex on the Primary Care Careers website, including career paths, current vacancies, career events and much more on the Essex. 

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