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Re-imagining the role of a GP

It is not what you know, but how you use what you know. We want to show you how you have the power to re-imagine your role as a GP.

Reflect on what you have learned this week.

  • Has it helped you set some of your own goals?
  • What do you think you will prioritise?
  • Which example did you find most exciting?
  • Would you use any of these ideas in your next PDP?

Consider the changing role of the GP… and also consider the future of general practice and your position as a WiseGP. How are you going to use your wisdom to develop your career as a general practitioner, whose work is underpinned by the expertise of clinician scholarship? A career, which enables you to undertake and lead a range of roles to shape, deliver and learn from primary healthcare practice. That recognises every GP has a portfolio of skills and activities in our working week?

Over to you

Take your ‘dangerous ideas’ and write an action plan (using the four elements of knowledge work) about how you might develop this further to expand your portfolio of skills over the next five years.

Please write this for yourself in the first instance, but feel free to share your thoughts with us at or in the Comments below too!

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