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
Any person working in a management role within general practice can become an Associate of the IGPM by paying an annual retention fee.
The IGPM recognises the supportive and important role that professionals working on a self-employed basis, or for an arms-length organisation that is supportive of general practice, also plays. These professionals can become Affiliate Members of IGPM.
The annual fee will give the Affiliate access to an email signature, members webinars and our regular communications. This also allows the Affiliate, if appropriately experienced, to apply to be accredited and added to the professional register.
Applicants must currently be working in one of the following settings:
–Locum practice/PCN management
–In a management support role in any of the following organisations:
•Local Medical Committee (LMC)
•Integrated Care Board (ICB) / Health Board
•National NHS Body (NHS England, Health Education & Improvement Wales, Scottish or Northern Ireland equivalent)
•Any regulatory body with oversight of general practice (CQC / Health Inspectorate Wales/ Scotland/NI equivalent)
To qualify in these circumstances your role must be specific to supporting general practice or primary care networks with a focus on initiatives or programmes of work aimed at the non-clinical workforce, and you should hold a management-level role.