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. From the flu vaccine to long term conditions, from suspected cancer to long lasting back pain; the support general practice offers each and every one of us is indispensable.
The long list of illnesses and conditions seen at GP practices means that there is diverse range of roles and career options you could take. 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, all adding to your personal growth and professional experience.
General Practice Careers in Essex
With over 240 GP practices in Essex, the career prospects are boundless, and are growing all the time. Work we are currently doing in Thurrock means the GP practices are recruiting a wider team of health professionals that include paramedics, pharmacists, mental health practitioners, physiotherapists, and physician associates. You can find out more about the widening team in general practice in our Better Care Together leaflet.
Primary Care Careers website
You can find out more about working in general practice across the whole of Essex on the Primary Care Careers website. Explore all the different career options, hear the personal experiences of people actually working in GP practices in Essex, and find out about all the perks of living in the local area.
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.
Primary Care Workforce team
The team focuses in helping GP practices and existing staff with vacancies, training and work-life balance. The team can offer:
- Confidential advice and support
- Help with practice vacancies
- Training and development opportunities
- Forthcoming retirement and changing working hours
Health Careers website
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.