Pathway to Partnership

Pathway to Partnership

Now taking bookings for May 2023

NHS England new to partnership payment scheme

The Institute of Leadership & Management
CPD P2P Accreditation

Qualitas are proud to offer training programmes accredited by the Institute of Leadership & Management.  We are also an accredited provider with the CPD Group.

Who is the programme for?

Experienced, new and prospective Partners  in GP practices looking to accelerate their professional development and help their practice thrive and succeed.  

Partner Development Programme for GP Practices

Partners in GP practices are in a unique position to adapt and implement changes within their practice. A well-run general practice will be profitable with scope to increase growth by generating income through numerous sources and deliver excellent patient care. The Pathway to Partnership programme from Qualitas is the springboard you need to unleash your partnership potential.  

If so, then the rigorous and in-depth Pathway to Partnership development programme from Qualitas is for you. Read on to find out more.  

What does the programme involve?

Accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management, the programme allows you to accumulate 60 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. The course is structured around three key pillars – Leadership, Strategy and Operations:


  • Maximising team performance 
  • Developing resilience 
  • Balancing different roles 
  • Leading change in turbulent times 





  • Vision and mission 
  • Governance including roles and responsibilities 
  • Managing risk 
  • Making difficult and/or long-term decisions 
  • Organisational design 
  • Stakeholder relationships (and PCNs)
  • Managing change including practice mergers 


  • Practice performance, clinical quality and assurance  
  • Financial management  
  • Using technology to support effective patient management and care
  • People and HR 
  • Patient engagement and satisfaction 
  • Service design and capacity planning 

How will I benefit?

The course enables you to: 

  • Complement your clinical skills by developing the business leadership skills required to lead a successful practice 
  • Develop and embed a coherent vision, mission and values 
  • Develop strategic plans for the practice, inspiring the practice team 
  • Increase your ability to lead and direct your practice 
  • Maximise your resilience and ability to adapt to change 
  • Move from a ‘Good to ‘Outstanding practice 

How will my practice benefit?

The skills and knowledge you acquire allows your practice to: 

  • Ensure a high functioning team  
  • Deliver better outcomes for patients 
  • Adapt to change and manage risk  
  • Understand how to measure past performance and project future performance 
  • Maximise profit through greater efficiency  
  • Prepare for the future  

What past participants say about our programme

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4.9/5 star rating from past participants

Watch our review from Dr Timehin Duncan, GP & Partner at Nevells Road Surgery

Who are Qualitas?

  • Qualitas are an Award Winning Training Provider working with Primary Care
  • Qualitas are a delivery partner of NHS England providing quality improvement within general practice through funded through the Primary Care Transformation Team
  • Qualitas has worked with over 2,000 GP practices to help deliver strategic transformation and organisational improvement 
  • We have used this accumulated experience across a diverse array of practices to design this in-depth course – by GP practice leaders for GP practice leaders 

Who is delivering your programme?

We have a great line up who specialise in working with GP Teams and come with over 30 years experience;

We have partnered with best-in-class specialists in law, finance, HR and business to deliver certain aspects of the course 

This is your programme, run for you and supported by us. Although we have specific content that we will deliver to you, we are happy to look at incorporating topics that are important to you and are always open to feedback. 

Further guest speakers to be announced

When does it start and how long does it run?

  • Our next start date is 17th May 2023 and covers 12 months – all dates can be found in our FAQs below
  • The full days are delivered as hybrid sessions. Participants choose to join us physically, at The Wesley Hotel, Euston, London or virtually. This is flexible across the duration of the programme for participants.
  • A mix of face-to-face and virtual sessions, both running on a Wednesday:
  • 6 full-day face to face sessions, spread across the year 
  • 8 peer-group virtual check in sessionsspread across the year 
  • Collaboration with other participants actively encouraged 
  • Modular programme with practical exercises to implement at your practice in between training sessions 
  • Tutor support is available throughout  

How much does it cost and what funding opportunities exist?

  • For those new to partnership, NHS England offers full funding for training with the New to Partnership Payment Scheme (N2PP), which applies to this course. Find out if you are eligible for NHSE funding by visiting here, or email [email protected] for advice
  • NHSE PCN funding available for experienced Partners (both clinical and non-clinical) – Please contact us for more information
  • For those who are self-funding the cost is £3,000 per person

What if I can't make all the dates?

We run this programme flexibly as we completely understand the unpredictable and challenging situation for Partners and practices at this time.  Our participants who join in person tell us how much they value the face to face time with peers in addition to informal discussions during breaks with our experts.

We provide live streaming of the sessions to those who choose to attend virtually or are occasionally unable to come in person. We work hard to ensure the experience for those who join the full day sessions virtually is excellent.

In the event that you are unable to attend specific dates, sessions are recorded and can be shared with you to catch up in your own time. 

Secure your place now

Limited places available – To secure your place on our Pathway to Partnership development programme, you can pay your deposit or the full price of the course using our secure payment process.

If you would like to secure your place payment is fully secure, giving you peace of mind. Choose from paying a 10% deposit now to secure your place, with the balance at a later stage. If you prefer, you can pay the amount in full now.

Express an interest

Peace of mind

If for any reason beyond our control, this development programme does not go ahead, we will get in touch with you directly to offer a 100% refund