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One career endless opportunities. Choose GP

This aims to encourage more trainee doctors to think about becoming a GP.

Improving recruitment into general practice

With the backing of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) the British Medical Association (BMA) GPs committee and NHS England, our campaign One career, endless opportunities #Choose GP is at the heart of our work.

The campaign aims to promote the challenge and benefits of learning generalist skills, being able to apply all aspects of medical training with the opportunity to pursue special interests and tailor a unique career in primary care.

Applications for GP specialty training are open three times a year for foundation year doctors, anyone wanting to switch from other specialty training programmes, trust grade doctors and consultants.

We have a number of GPs and trainees who are able to help with local or general enquiries.

Email gprecruitment@hee.nhs.uk to be put in contact.


Further information can be found on the GP National Recruitment Office (GPNRO) website.

Find out more

'One career, endless opportunities. Choose GP' promotes the benefits of training for a career as a GP, the Choose GP page can be accessed here. 

Email gprecruitment@hee.nhs.uk for more information.

Coming to an end in 2021, this scheme, follows the same standards and outcomes as the GP Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) and is suitable for doctors who may require additional support. From January 2018, training extensions were increased to 12 months additional training with a further 6 months exceptional training.

Click here to find out more about the scheme.

Whether you have NHS experience or not, the GP Induction and Refresher scheme is designed to provide a safe, supported and direct route for qualified GPs to join or return to NHS general practice.

Click here for local office contact details or email iandr@hee.nhs.uk

2016 Professor Val Wass OBE was commissioned to investigate how general practice is taught in medical schools. The resulting report ‘By choice – not by chance’, looks at students experiences and shines the spotlight on the need to tackle long held views about general practice which is often perceived as a less valued career. It emphasises that change is key to making sure we have the GP workforce required to meet service and patient demands for the future. 

The Royal College of GPs and the Medical Schools Council responded in 2017. Click to read the report Destination GP here.

Access the 2019 Fit for the Future A vision for general practice report here.

2015 The Primary Care Workforce Commission, chaired by Martin Roland CBE, published a report ‘The future of primary care: creating teams for tomorrow’ which set out the Commission’s thinking including a call for greater collaboration across organisations and a broader range of staff involved in the delivery of healthcare.

The report and its annexes, along with HEE's formal response, are available for download.