The PMA are providers of training, education and other support services for non-clinical workers in the primary care sector.

The PMA was founded to provide the non-clinical workforce in primary care with a comprehensive selection of self-development tools and support services. It has now reached a UK-wide membership of over 25,000 and is a constantly growing, vibrant community of both clinical and non-clinical members.

Working closely with many organisations pertinent to Primary Care, the PMA provides continuous support to NHS England, NHS Digital, NHSx, HEE, RCGP and others. Interest from LMCs and CCGs in the support services offered has been phenomenal.

The PMA originally developed a series of non-clinical workshops for the RCGP. The first workshops had a strong business focus providing GPs with the commercial insight required for modern NHS surgeries.

The need for further training and development support within the NHS soon became apparent. Engagement with Practice Managers and other non-clinical workers within Primary Care grew quickly, leading the PMA to invest heavily in training and other support services specifically tailored to the needs of PMA members.

Today’s offerings include a vast array of workshops, web workshops, apprenticeship standards, diplomas, e-learning programmes, webinars, podcasts, consultancy and conference management services.

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The PMA seeks to encourage the sharing of knowledge and to offer the opportunity for its members to attain the highest standards possible within their role and job function.

As a PMA member, you will benefit from regular news and updates in key issues and regulatory changes that effect GP practices.

We welcome ongoing input and suggestions from our members to help shape and form the ongoing agenda of training and educational content.

The benefits of joining PMA

  • Monthly PMA Newsletters and Bulletins

  • Twitter and LinkedIn for daily news updates

  • Meet the PMA at events across the UK

Membership is open to all those involved or associated with the management of GP’s medical practices. There is no cost to join the PMA and you can complete the application form for membership online.

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“Each session was well presented and full of useful information. Most notably Practice Managers who had been in the industry a long time felt these sessions highlighted a number of issues and gave lots of ideas and information to help with the day to day running of the practice. Also appreciated was the opportunity to network and gain insight and learning throughout this.”

“Just wanted to say what a truly fantastic job the PMA are doing. It’s so brilliant to be finally recognised for the professionals we are and to find such genuine interest in our role and future. Every session has been valuable – both in providing new information and ideas, but also helping me realise how much we are actually doing right already.”

“Those leading the courses had a high level of expertise in their subject matter which meant that they were able to deal with queries as well as deliver the core agenda, and the courses were very well tailored to the audience, so they were extremely relevant.”

“PMA’s model of recruiting experts in different fields to deliver focused training within the PMA framework is one that has been met with much approval amongst practice managers in the London Borough of Lewisham. Lewisham CEPN will be escalating the evaluation summary to HEE, with our recommendation that they consider commissioning at scale.”

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As a PMA member, you will benefit from regular news and updates on key issues and regulatory changes that affect GP practices. You will gain access to exclusive training and events that ensure you maintain currency of knowledge and skills. You will have the opportunity to meet and network with your peers from around the UK.

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