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General Practice Assistant (GPA) Apprentice THE MARLOW MEDICAL GROUP

You will join a busy GP Practice as an assistant apprentice and will undertake the Business Admin Apprenticeship Level 3 with PMA Ltd. The apprenticeship will be delivered in the workplace and you will not attend college.

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Closing date: 07 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,254.44 to £18,278.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, shifts to be agreed during operational hours of the GP Surgery

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    20 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Sorting all clinical post and prioritising for the GP in terms of actions. Signposting some post to others such as clinical pharmacist etc.
  • Extracting all information from clinical letters that needs coding and adding to notes
  • Arranging appointments, referrals, tests and follow up appointments of patients
  • Preparing patients prior to going in to see the GP, taking a brief history and basic readings in readiness for the GP appointment.
  • Dipping urine, taking blood pressure, ECGs & phlebotomy
  • Completing basic (non-opinion) forms and core elements of some forms for the GP to approve and sign such as insurance forms, mortgage, benefits agency forms etc.
  • Explaining treatment procedures to patients
  • Helping the GP liaise with outside agencies e.g. getting an on call doctor on the phone to ask advice or arrange admission while the GP can continue with their consultation(s)
  • Support the GP with immunisations/wound care

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

On the job training and mentoring with HCA’s as well as reception, workflow, triage, IT.

Training on EMIS as well as other bespoke medical computer systems.

Business Admin Apprenticeship Level 3 with PMA Ltd (delivered in the workplace).

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We are a large practice so there would be opportunities to stay as a GPA or move into other areas of the practice.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Non judgemental, Patience, Compassionate, Have Confidentiality Skills


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 - 9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 - 9) Desired

About the employer

Marlow Medical Group is a 5 Partner training practice based in the picturesque market town of Marlow in Buckinghamshire. We have a patient list of approximately 28,000. Patient care excellence is at the heart of everything we do.








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Training provider



Victoria Spracklen


01628 405519

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

APPLICATION PROCESS Please email your CV and covering letter directly to Victoria Spracklen Email VICTORIA.SPRACKLEN@NHS.NET You will not be able to apply through the web site.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 07 Oct 2022