Information for Prospective Applicants

We recently filmed both past and present GPSTs, who discussed what potential applicants can expect from GP training in the North West. Please see below to view a range of topics to help you prepare for your training.


Fascinating Medicine 

Our GPSTs describe their own experiences of the varied, interesting medicine encountered and the rewards of working with patients, communities and teams of health care professionals.


Fascinating Medicine from Anne Hawkridge on Vimeo.


21st Century General Practice 

GPs in the earlier half of their careers talk about achieving a sense of balance and positivity through the ability to shape their working lives, the value placed on GPs by their patients and leading the way to living healthier lives.

21st Century General Practice from Anne Hawkridge on Vimeo.


Exciting Career Opportunities 

A career in General Practice offers choice on all levels including flexible working patterns, where you work and the chance to pursue special interest areas and undertake leadership qualifications.

Exciting Career Opportunities from Anne Hawkridge on Vimeo.


Training in Lancashire and South Cumbria

GP Specialty DiTs, GP Educators and GPs talk about training, working and living in different areas of Lancashire

 & South Cumbria:



Please follow the links below to discover some of the specific options available to you, either during training or at the postgraduate stage:


Academic Fellowship

Post Graduate Certification in Medical Leadership

North West Leadership School

Other opportunites include working as a GwPsi (GP with special interest), Clinical Commissioning Groups, Postgraduate teaching and training for Health Education England & RCGP roles in MRCGP assessment, working for Local Authorities and working groups.

GP's often become leads for different clinical areas within their own practice. For example: Women's Health, Respiratory Medicine or Child Health.