You can become a Practice Manager from a range of different backgrounds. You don’t necessarily need to be a qualified healthcare professional.
Qualifications and experience required will vary, but employers may look for a management qualification and experience of working in the NHS/general practice can be an advantage. Most often you would be an accomplished manager with experience of leading and managing a team.
Skills and attributes required by employers often include;
- Leadership and motivational skills
- The ability to manage a changing environment
- Good communication skills
- Organisational skills
- Confidence with information technology