The IGPM has been created to support the development and career progression of the General Practice Management community and provide a governing body through which managers can become accredited and fully recognised as a distinct profession.

To become an Associate of the IGPM you may apply and pay an annual retention fee. If the Associate is appropriately experienced, they may apply to be accredited as a full Member of the IGPM.

To become accredited, and obtain the level of Member of the Institute of General Practice Management (MIGPM), Associates must apply to be assessed by an accreditation panel.

Accreditation process:

Applicants for the award of Member of the Institute of General Practice Management (MIGPM) must demonstrate the required proficiency as detailed in the accreditation framework.

Comprehensive evidence is required to be able to advance your application.

Evidence needs to be supplied in each of 10 domains and the awarding panel must be satisfied that an aggregate pass level has been reached in all of these domains


To be eligible and apply to become a full member of the IGPM:

Criterion 1: The applicant must have been in a substantive managerial role in general practice for not less than 2 years at the time of application.

This covers the following roles:

-Practice Manager

-Business Manager

-Operations Manager

-Assistant/Deputy Practice Manager

-Manager of a specific function with a higher level of accountability/responsibility (e.g. finance manager, HR manager etc.)

–   Managing in a scaled model incorporating general practices e.g. GP federation, Primary Care Network

Should your role not be listed above, but you feel the meet criteria of all the domains, please email for guidance.

Criterion 2: The applicant must not be in breach of any article in the Constitution of the IGPM

Criterion 3: The applicant must not be in any pending or active disciplinary action at the time of application. This would not disqualify an applicant to apply in future after the resolution of such action.

How to apply:

Applications can be submitted for assessment during the following calendar months; January, May and September.

Fee Structure:

One-off Accreditation fee – £280 plus VAT

Resubmission (should your application not meet the criteria) – £120 plus VAT within 12 months

The annual retainer fee for MIGPM is £85 plus VAT. This is subject to review every 3 years.

To apply for accreditation please email, fee of £280 plus VAT is payable prior to receiving your application pack.


Once you have paid and completed your application form, this should be returned to the office ( and the team will acknowledge receipt.

Following the meeting of the assessment panel during the application window, the outcome will be communicated via email to the candidate.

Successful candidates will receive their printable certificate and e-signature.

If the candidate did not meet the criteria on this occasion, this will be explained via email for the opportunity to resubmit.

Further questions

If you have any further questions on the accreditation process, you would like to talk to us about group funding or you would like to ask about eligibility, please do email us at