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General Practice Assistant – a new role

Published: 3 October, 2019

The role of the General Practice Assistant (GPA) is a new role emerging in response to increased demands placed on general practice. The GPA is an allied health professional and their focus is to deliver routine clinical and administrative duties to support General Practitioners in their day-to-day management of patients. Developing the GPA role depends on a range of factors – patient needs, existing skill mix, culture and other ethos of the practice, and having the staff, time and financial resources to invest in appropriate training, mentoring and supervision.

Look at the GPA resources compiled by Health Education England e-LfH – competency framework, job descriptions, case studies and  the report of the General Practice Assistant Working Group which outlines the case for GPAs, and reflects on the outcomes of a number of “proof of concept sites”.

Last updated: 30 September, 2019

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