In collaboration with THC Primary Care, we are excited to offer the New to General Practice Partnership Training Programme


Sign up before 1 September to join

You can find the full schedule for Cohort 4 here

The transition to General Practice Partner involves taking on new responsibilities which cover the whole of a GP practice. You will have responsibility for your staff members, for finance and for the operational performance of the surgery, and any liabilities. This commitment requires the development of a specific set of skills to enable you to be successful. This training programme will equip you with these skills.

This programme is for anyone who is new to GP partnership, or considering becoming a partner in a GP practice, and who would like to:

  • Develop better leadership skills
  • Have a greater understanding of business management
  • Work through what’s required to take your practice to an outstanding level

The programme will help you to:

  • Support the achievement of outstanding care for your patients
  • Better meet the demands of change
  • Ensure risks are managed effectively
  • Maximise your potential as a leader
  • Enable you to future proof the business

Ben was a Chief Executive for 8 years in the NHS. He has also been a Director of an acute trust, and has run national improvement programmes.Ben has extensive experience of working with GPs, and is best known for setting up and establishing Nene commissioning, first as one of the leading PBC organisations in the country, and then as one of the largest CCGs.
Robert McCartney Associate- Corporate Commercial Team, Hempsons (health and social care law experts)
Robert has developed a wealth of knowledge working in community and primary healthcare as a solicitor. Previous roles as an in-house solicitor and senior manager for one of the largest community health providers in the country and one of the biggest providers of GP, urgent care and associated services.Robert’s expertise supports practices with innovative, focused solutions to deliver new ways of working that are as good for patient care as they are for your business.
Dr Naj Seedat is a GP Principal and Partner at a large practice in Ilford, North East London. He is an LMC Board member, was instrumental in the development of the local GP federation, and is a GP appraiser. He is currently leading the vaccination programme on behalf of 3 local PCNs. He completed the prestigious Cranfield University Business School BGP programme in 2009.
Tara Founded THC in 2015 and has over 20 years of public and private sector experience.<br /> Tara is a specialist in developing Primary Care Networks, an experienced facilitator and the host of the Business of Healthcare Podcast. Tara is passionate about helping people and giving them the tools, time and support to develop their ideas and bring them to fruition.

  • For those new to partnership, NHS England offers full funding for training, which applies to this course. Find out if you are eligible for NHSE funding by visiting NHS England » New to Partnership Payment Scheme, or email for advice
  • For those who are self-funding, it is £2500 (plus VAT) per person.
  • When completing our registration form you will have a tentative place on our programme, a formal place will only be confirmed after we have received FULL payment of the course
  • No refunds will be issued after a payment is made
  • For full terms and conditions click here

All of our classroom-style sessions run from 1.00 to 5.00pm on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 12 September 2023

  • Tuesday 10 October 2023

  • Tuesday 14 November 2023

  • Tuesday 12 December 2023

  • Tuesday 16 January 2024

  • The FIRST session is mandatory to attend as it will provide the basis for the course and provide an opportunity to meet your peers
  • The remaining sessions are recorded and we urge delegates to attend the live sessions to ensure you are receiving maximum development from the training

  • This Training Programme is open to any role that is considering General Practice Partnership

  • You will receive a certificate at the end of the course
  • There are over 20 hours of sessions to review and look back on throughout the Training Programme
  • ​When completing our registration form you will have a tentative place on our programme, a formal place will only be confirmed after we have received FULL payment of the course
  • We are updating our FAQs all the time – please find the latest version here

To learn more about the programme from the perspectives of our four Core Facilitators, take a listen to our recent, dedicated podcast episode here


If you have any questions, please contact us at: We aim to respond to you within 48 hours (Monday to Friday).
Please click here for all Terms and Conditions. 

Alternatively, please use this contact form to register for the programme. A member of our team will contact you to provide further details and to request payment. Please note that spaces are limited and places can only be confirmed fully on receipt of payment. For general enquiries, please email the programme coordinator at: