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 HEE.GPrecruitment@nhs.net.