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New to General Practice Partnership Training Programme

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In collaboration with Ockham Healthcare, McCartney Healthcare Associates, THC Primary Care and Dr Najib Seedat, we are excited to announce...


Transitioning to a general practice partner includes taking on new responsibilities for a GP Surgery, for the staff members, for the performance of the GP Surgery, and any liabilities. This commitment requires the development of specific skills to be a successful partner, and this training programme will provide those skills. 


This programme is for anyone who is a new partner in a GP practice or considering becoming a partner in a GP practice and wanting to:

  • Build their leadership and learn new skills

  • Further understand business management and understand how to take your GP Practice to an outstanding level

  • Have access to peer support and learning, and to our core facilitators who, between them, offer a wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience



Preparing for Success:

  • Becoming a GP Partner

  • Vision  

  • Lessons learnt  


The Business:

  • Partnership agreements

  • Financial responsibilities

  • Understanding premises 

The People:

  • Leadership & Management

  • What to expect from your practice manager

  • Understanding motivations an overdone strengths

Understanding the Environment:

  • Integrated care systems 

  • Primary Care Networks

  • Partners

  • Understanding partner finances in the current economic environment

The Process:

  • Workflow

  • Appointment systems 

  • The role of CQC and surviving inspections 

The Future:

  • Neighbourhood teams

  • Managing stress 

  • Implementing your learning and planning ahead


  • Achieve outstanding care for your patients 

  • Meet the demands of change and manage risks 

  • Maximise your potential as a leader  

  • Prepare for the future of your Practice 



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Our core facilitators have worked together for many years supporting GPs, PCNs and GP Federations. They have partnered together to bring their collective partnerships and skills to support you on your journey to partnership. To find out more about our core facilitators click on Ben Gowland, Tara Humphrey and Robert McCartney

We have a great line-up which includes; an experienced practice manager, general practice partners, finance, legal and business development experts supporting this programme.

Our guest speakers will provide the opportunity to explore specific topics in detail and we will share the details of the speakers closer to the sessions.



Manager Tara Founded THC in 2015 and has over 20 years of public and private sector experience.

Tara is a specialist in developing Primary Care Networks, an experienced facilitator and the host of the Business of Healthcare PodcastTara is passionate about helping people and giving them the tools, time and support to develop their ideas and bring them to fruition..

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Director of THC Primary Care and Primary Care Network


Ben is the founder of Ockham Health Care, a former NHS executive and host of the General Practice Podcast 

He is renowned in the primary care space as a thought leader and has experience of commissioning and delivering healthcare services.


Founder Ockham Health Care


Robert has developed a wealth of knowledge working in community and primary healthcare as a solicitor. 

Previous roles as an in-house solicitor and senior manager for one of the largest community health providers in the country and one of the biggest providers of GP, urgent care and associated services.

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Founding Director McCartney Healthcare Associates


Dr Naj Seedat is a GP Principal and Partner at a large practice in Ilford, North East London.  He is an LMC Board member, was instrumental in the development of the local GP federation, and is a GP appraiser.  He is currently leading the vaccination programme on behalf of 3 local PCNs. He completed the prestigious Cranfield University Business School BGP programme in 2009.

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  • When does the course start?
    PCN Plus launches on 13th June 2024. The course is being delivered over ten months, with one subject/module covered per monthly live session.
  • How much experience is required to start the course?
    PCN Plus has been created for experienced PCN leaders and Clinical Directors. The course is a leadership programme specifically related to the unique format, challenges and opportunities that stem from leading within a PCN.
  • Who is delivering the course?
    - Experienced PCN Manager Tara Humphrey and host of the Business of Healthcare Podcast - Experienced PCN Clinical Director and eGPlearning founder Dr Hussain Gandhi - Experienced GP Partner and eGPlearning Podblast collaborator Dr Andrew Foster - Former NHS Chief Executive Ben Gowland and host of The General Practice Podcast Together they have a proven track record in leading general practices, primary care services and PCN Networks. Combining their expertise, to bring you PCN Plus, a leadership programme that speaks to the heart of the challenges and opportunities you will face as a PCN leader.
  • How is the course delivered?
    PCN Plus comprises of ten, live, online teaching sessions which take place on the second Thursday of each month on Zoom, from 7.00 to 9.00PM. As well as the live monthly sessions, participants will receive a range of additional resources, information and useful materials, as well as access to an exclusive membership community only for programme participants.
  • How much is the course and how do I apply?
    The course is £3,000 + VAT per person. An early bird booking discount is available for those registering before 31st May 2024 - plus 6 months free THC membership! Please apply using the form on this page, or by emailing directly.

If you have any questions, please contact us at: gppartnertraining@outlook.comWe aim to respond to you within 48 hours between Monday to Friday. Please Click Here for our Terms and Conditions for the New to General Practice Partnership Training Programme   

Cohort 4 is now in Process

Please use the form below to register your interest for any future cohorts

New to GP Partnership Training 

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