GP CAREERS

Being a GP provides many options for future career development and many GPs are also now opting for portfolio careers. For jobs, career advice and information keep an eye on our GP Careers section or visit GP Jobs.

Starting out as a GP locum

GP Job of the Week: Salaried GP (4-8 sessions), Shropshire

Why GP locums should join a chambers

Starting as a GP partner: Getting to know your practice

Life as a reserve medical officer in the RAF

Wellbeing for GPs: Where can GPs find help and support?

Latest GP careers

GP training: Why I decided on a career in general practice
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GP training: Why I decided on a career in general practice

At the end of her foundation training, Dr Patrice Baptiste found herself exhausted...

Wellbeing for GPs: How can we improve wellbeing in our practices?

Wellbeing for GPs: How can we improve wellbeing in our practices?

Dr Jennifer Napier shares tips and advice from delegates at this year's RCGP annual...

Working as a GP with vulnerable people

Working as a GP with vulnerable people

Dr Peter Gough explains his volunteer work with Doctors of the World UK's clinic...

GP locums

Lack of sessional GP representation 'risks credibility' of LMCs

Lack of sessional GP representation 'risks credibility' of LMCs

The credibility of LMCs could be 'seriously undermined' and much of the profession...

Exclusive: GPs are ditching partnership roles to start locum careers
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Exclusive: GPs are ditching partnership roles to start locum careers

GPs are continuing to abandon partnership roles in favour of locum work, a survey...

Locum GPs should use social media to influence BMA

Locum GPs should use social media to influence BMA

Social media can help locum and salaried GPs influence BMA policy and tackle professional...

GP training

Developing reflective writing skills - part two

Developing reflective writing skills - part two

In the second of two articles on how to write a reflective account Dr Prashini Naidoo...

Developing reflective writing skills - part one
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Developing reflective writing skills - part one

In the first of two articles on how to write a reflective account, a typical reflective...

Dealing with your first death as a GP

Dealing with your first death as a GP

Handling the death of a patient as a GP can be a very different experience to dealing...

Careers advice & interviews

10 tips for newly-qualified GPs

10 tips for newly-qualified GPs

Medical Protection medicolegal adviser and GP Dr Rachel Birch shares her top tips...

GP careers: Working as a medico-legal adviser
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GP careers: Working as a medico-legal adviser

GP Dr Zaid Al-Najjar explains what his role as a medico-legal adviser at the Medical...

Volunteering abroad as a doctor

Volunteering abroad as a doctor

What do GPs need to know if they are planning on working abroad? Dr Richenda Tisdale...

Career options for newly-qualified GPs

Career options for newly-qualified GPs

Is a partnership, salaried GP post, locum role or even non-GP work right for you?...

Undertaking a masters degree as a GP

Undertaking a masters degree as a GP

Many GPs will decide to embark on further study during their career. Professor Rodger...

Career development: Becoming a GP trainer
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Career development: Becoming a GP trainer

A look at the benefits of becoming an educational supervisor.

Being a GP with a special interest

Being a GP with a special interest

A special interest is good for your personal development, and there are lots of opportunities,...

Starting as a GP partner: Getting to know your practice

Starting as a GP partner: Getting to know your practice

In this two-part guide for new GP partners, Dr Tillmann Jacobi explains the pros...

Developing a medical writing career
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Developing a medical writing career

Professor Rodger Charlton considers how to combine GP work with a writing career.

GP interview - A GP with a special interest in sport

GP interview - A GP with a special interest in sport

A passion for sport is integral to Dr Marwan Al-Dawoud's medical career and led to...

Working as a prison doctor
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Working as a prison doctor

Doctors at HMP Wandsworth need good 'jail craft', writes resident GP Dr Emmanuel...

Working as a racecourse medical officer

Working as a racecourse medical officer

Dr Victoria McCandless, a GP in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, explains what is...

Interview: Volunteering in Africa

Interview: Volunteering in Africa

Dr Alex Burns, a GP in Cornwall, explains why he spent a year working with VSO in...

Career development: Working as an expedition GP

Career development: Working as an expedition GP

Dr Jenny Corser on why she became involved in trek medicine and how other GPs can...

Teaching opportunities for GPs
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Teaching opportunities for GPs

Teaching undergraduates, trainees, other GPs or other healthcare professionals -...

Wellbeing for GPs

Wellbeing for GPs: How self-compassion can help us tackle stress and anxiety

Wellbeing for GPs: How self-compassion can help us tackle stress and anxiety

Good levels of self-esteem and self-compassion lead to less anxiety and depression....

Wellbeing for GPs: The importance of a good night's sleep

Wellbeing for GPs: The importance of a good night's sleep

Sleep performs a vital function in protecting our mental health, but what can you...

Wellbeing for GPs: Can professionalism harm our own wellbeing?

Wellbeing for GPs: Can professionalism harm our own wellbeing?

Professionalism can mean going the extra mile for patient care - it can also mean...

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