Entry requirements, skills and interests (practice manager)

To enter a career in practice management, you would typically be an accomplished manager, bringing both day-to-day management skills as well as a strategic perspective.

Entry requirements

You could enter a career in practice management from a range of different backgrounds. You don't necessarily need to be a qualified healthcare professional.

Typically, you would be an accomplished manager, bringing both day-to-day management skills as well as a strategic perspective, for one or more partner medical practices.

Qualifications and experience required will vary, but you’ll usually need a management qualification, and a proven experience of motivating people.  Experience of working in the NHS/general practice experience can be an advantage.

Details of the exact requirements for individual practice manager vacancies can be found in the person specifications in job vacancies on the NHS Jobs website.

Find out more about the training you’ll receive for a career in practice management

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