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There’s Nothing General About General Practice

General Practice has much to offer, providing many opportunities to apply your medical expertise and skills. With more national investment, it’s a good time to choose GP as a career:

  • GPs are central to individuals, families and communities – you are uniquely placed to build relationships and provide continued care for your patients, dealing with all stages of life.

  • Every day presents different diagnostic challenges. Cases are often medically complex so you will have the opportunity to apply your medical expertise and skills.

  • GPs have the scope to develop a portfolio career which gives the flexibility to combine leadership, academic or special clinical interests with general practice for example in sexual health, cardiology, dermatology, gynaecology – the choice is yours.

  • The role of the GP is developing. In the practice you are likely to work with and typically lead a multi-disciplinary team.

  • There are many opportunities to continually apply all aspects of medical training and develop special interests.

General practice enables you to explore further opportunities such as: educator, urgent care centre / A&E, sports team, community rehabilitation, expedition, CCG board, events - stadiums and gigs, health tech, and media and magazine work.

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has produced a series of videos and a guide showcasing a career in general practice. This is part of the College’s Think GP campaign.

We asked some GP trainees to tell us what they loved about general practice:

Read these reports: The future of primary care creating teams for tomorrow and By choice not by chance a look at students experience through medical school. Find out more about pursuing a career as a GP or academic GP training.

Keep up to date with news on the Nothing General campaign on the Facebook page or request a chat with a GP by emailing