Be a GP


It’s the perfect time to choose general practice as your career. Over 3,000 people started training to become GPs in the UK  last year.

Foundation Stage Applicant?

Why be a GP?

  • A career in general practice is challenging – you will have no idea what each day will bring.
  • You will be central to individuals, families and communities – you are there for your patients at every stage of their lives
  • You will apply your medical expertise to a wide range of conditions
  • You will have the opportunity to test your skills in a variety of settings – from working in the armed forces to applying your skills in other specialist areas (such as sexual health or oncology) to conducting research that could transform healthcare in the future
  • You will be at the heart of a multi-disciplinary primary care team
  • You will never stop learning.

Find out more

Visit NHS Careers for information about the role of a GP.

Talk to a newly qualified GP who can tell you about the reality of what it’s like to be a GP, email Health Education England at

Local recruitment events are held across the country. Find Events Near You or talk to your faculty, LETB or Deanery to find out more.

There is nothing general about general practice: Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter #nothinggeneral as part of Health Education England’s Campaign.


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