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Development programme for partners working in General Practice

A Partnership Development Programme that will transform You, your Partnership and your Practice.


The programme

Get to know the programme – A Partner’s perspective


Programme overview and curriculum highlights


Useful information and FAQs

Book now

Pay £300 deposit to secure your place and take advantage of our special offer worth £500.


Express your interest, join us for an information webinar and download our funding template


Prefer to speak to someone?

Explore further

Join our introduction webinar and complete a self-assessment


Hear from past participants


Winner of the HCP Training Programme/Provider of the Year at the 2022 General Practice Awards.

CPD Awards Finalist 2023 –  Classroom course of the year.

Participants to date
Practices supported
Hours saved
Million saved

Get to know the programme - A Partner's perspective

Meet Dr Abiye Hector-Goma

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FREE Programme Introduction webinar

Join us for an engaging webinar on Thursday, September 7th, from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. During this session, you’ll gain valuable insights into our programme directly from our expert facilitators. Discover funding opportunities, including detailed guidance on utilising our complimentary funding template. This interactive webinar also provides you with the chance to have your questions answered and acquire meaningful insights. Don’t miss out on this informative event!

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Programme Overview

Our programmes are designed to equip you with the necessary tools for implementing quality improvements within your practice alongside your team. Following each full day, you will be assigned a “project” aimed at introducing and embedding these changes into your practice at a suitable time. Over the span of 12 months, you will witness the positive impact generated by your Partnership and Practice collaboration.

Curriculum highlights

Personal leadership, leadership styles, crisis leadership, fostering a healthy partnership, effective team leadership, conflict resolution, and successful change management.
Fundamental components; values, culture, and vision, strategic planning, innovative thinking, practical aspects of developing and implementing a practice strategy, governance, organisational design, and strategic plan delivery.
The GP practice operating model, financial management, legal considerations, operations management, team development, understanding demand, service delivery models, technology utilisation for governance and performance management, future healthcare opportunities through technology, and the significance of patient engagement.

Useful information and FAQs

Time commitment

* The programme spans 12 months

* A commitment of 6 full days spread across the year (one full day every other month)

* 6 virtual check-ins, each lasting 1.5 hours

* All sessions are recorded for participants’ convenience (ensures no missed content)

* Your active participation directly influences the value you derive from the programme.

* The full days and virtual sessions provide a great platform for networking. (ideas exchange, collaborative problem-solving with peers, and direct interaction with programme facilitators.)


Our next cohort starts on 4th October 2023.

Programme Delivery

The programme blends virtual and in-person elements. Virtual check-ins are conducted online, while the full days are organised as hybrid events. Participants have the flexibility to attend in person at Euston, London, or join online via MS Teams. You’re not confined to choosing a single format; a combination of both options is available.


Faculty and Guest Speakers

The programme is orchestrated by Qualitas in partnership with The Thornton Practice. Distinguished guest speakers include Associate Professor of Leadership at Warwickshire University, Dimitrios Spyridonidis; Peter Tinson, Director of Primary Care, Lancashire and South Cumbria ICB; Professor of Entrepreneurship, Nigel Lockett; representatives from Mazars Accountants and Mills and Reeve law firm, amongnst others.

Face-to-Face Sessions

Face-to-face sessions are held in Euston, London, running from 10 am to 6 pm. The 10 am start time accommodates those traveling from distant locations. In-person attendance is strongly encouraged for enhanced peer interaction, learning, and networking. Virtual attendance is also an option, offering an interactive experience that builds upon previous virtual sessions.

Session Dates

In-person sessions are scheduled as follows:

  • Wednesday – 18th October 2023
  • Wednesday – 6th December 2023
  • Wednesday – 21st February 2024
  • Wednesday – 24th April 2024
  • Wednesday – 19th June 2024
  • Wednesday – 11th September 2024


Virtual events during lunch breaks, from 12:30 pm to 2 pm, will be conducted on the following dates:

  • Wednesday – 4th October 2023
  • Wednesday – 8th November 2023
  • Wednesday – 24th January 2024
  • Wednesday – 13th March 2024
  • Wednesday – 22nd May 2024
  • Wednesday – 17th July 2024
  • Wednesday – 16th October 2024

Programme Cost

The programme fee is £3,000

Funding opportunities exist for all Partners via your PCN & ICB.  Attend our FREE webinar on available funding and programme Q&A’s on September 7th, 12:30-1:30pm we have also created a funding template that you can download and use.


NHSE New to Partnership Payment Scheme funding can also be used by anyone who became a Partner between 1st April 2020 – 31st March 2023.

Secure your place

Our next programme starts on the 4th October.

Pay £300 deposit to secure your place. (you will be directed to our secure payment page)

Express your interest

We are holding a FREE webinar on Thursday 7th September sharing further information on our programme with a chance for questions and answers. We will also be sharing how to secure funding and will supply you with a FREE funding template.


Prefer to speak to someone?

Request a Call Back


What past participants say about the programme

My confidence as a partner has increased exponentially because of this programme. It has given me time and space to be able to consider what I am actually meant to be doing and has been invaluable.

Katrina Humphreys
GP & Partner at Lisson Grove Health Centre

Pathway to Partnership helped us develop a clear vision and culture. We feel more galvanised and positive as a result, which has had a huge impact on day-to-day working in the practice.

Dr Alex Watters
GP & Partner, Brookside Surgery



We’re proud to offer training programmes accredited by the Institute of Leadership & Management, and are an accredited provider with the CPD Group.