The benefits of working in Primary Care
There has never been a better time to work in Primary Care.
Investment to grow additional capacity has seen a vast recruitment of new roles within the primary care setting, clinical pharmacists, physiotherapists, dieticians, social prescribing link workers, care-co-ordinators, paramedics, mental health workers, nurse associates, pharmacy technicians and health and wellbeing coaches are all now common place in general practice.
This new way of collaborative working and the development of multi-professional care teams not only has a positive impact on local health outcomes, but offers huge opportunity to improve joined-up health and care services. Local practices are already seizing opportunities to test out new ways of working through Primary Care Networks. Primary care networks (PCNs) bring general practices together to work at scale and with other local partners.
Working in primary care offers a rewarding and varied career; with a broad mix of roles in lots of different settings, a strong sense of team spirit and the opportunity to build meaningful connections with the local community. Working at the forefront of patient care, primary care teams are able to work with patients on a one-to-one basis, often over a prolonged period of time, creating lasting bonds with patients and their family members or carers.
The NHS offers continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities for all staff in primary care regardless of the role. Personal and professional development helps manage your own learning and growth throughout your career. Continuous learning helps open new doors in your career, keeps your skills and knowledge up to date and ensures you practice safely and legally.
Undoubtedly the best thing about working in primary care is the fact that you’ll be helping people in the community every single day, whilst making a positive impact on their life. Regardless of your role within the industry, working in primary care healthcare allows you to nurture your desire to help others and earn a living at the same time.
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