FPM Primary Care Recruitment Services

For a detailed outline of our recruitment service, click here (Word document).

Why choose FPM's recruitment service?

At FPM we understand general practice and the roles and responsibilities of primary care managers - over the years we have overseen the appointment of hundreds of managers. Existing primary care managers and people outside the NHS who are seeking a career in primary care, come to us when looking for a job, and we receive many quality applicants for each post we advertise.

GPs who have used our service have found the support and advice invaluable, and many have recommended the service to colleagues.

What does it cost?

A considerable amount of work goes into providing the comprehensive service outlined above. Our recruitment consultants (who are all former practice managers) will put in many days work on each project. We provide all the services described above for a fixed fee of £4,550 + VAT.

What now?

If you are interested in our recruitment service;

First Practice Management take care of the recruitment process end to end. We assess the role, promote the vacancy, assist in candidate selection, support interview days and manage all communications with candidates to relieve additional workload on the GP practice. Follow the links below for information on each of our recruitment services.

  • Specialist recruitment consultants experienced in primary care
  • Fully inclusive end to end service
  • Hundreds of successful recruitment projects delivered
  • Service guarantee
Contact us on 0333 240 4010 - free, no obligation telephone consultation


  • Hundreds of practices recommend FPM recruitment services

"We felt that the recruitment consultant listened carefully to our brief regarding the kind of manager we were hoping to recruit. All the documentation sent by email from FPM prepared us well for the interview process and adequate time was spent reflecting on the balancing of roles needed in the future practice manager. The partners felt collectively happy with the final appointment and had a sense of ownership regarding the whole process."

Janet While, Senior Partner, Newtons Practice

"My practice is delighted with the recruitment service from First Practice Management. Our practice manager moved on to a new role and Ruth helped us to find an excellent replacement to match the practice development needs we identified as part of the process. First Practice Management steered us through the process from specification to advert to short-listing to assessment to appointment to induction support. The partners were able to concentrate on choosing the right person for our team and we have succeeded in doing this thanks to Ruth and First Practice Management. I recommend this service wholeheartedly to any practice needing to get the right person for such a key appointment."

Dr Greg Connor, Partner, The Nelson Practice

"In these days of more involved practice management the practice manager needs skills and qualifications unfamiliar to GPs, while retaining the personnel and communication skills we are more familiar with. Throughout the whole process FPM listened to what we wanted, guided us through the advertising, short listing and interview process with skill and efficiency so that we only had to think about the candidates, not the process.”

Dr Shirely Tinnion, a 7 partner practice - Meadowcroft Surgery

“From the first telephone contact we were impressed with the efficiency and friendliness of the service. The whole process was managed efficiently and professionally, keeping us involved through every step. We felt that advice and guidance was given when needed, but we retained complete control of the process regarding choice of candidates to interview and shortlist, choice of interview questions, and ultimately our choice of who to appoint. We would not hesitate to recommend FPM.”

Dr Jan Jones, a 3 partner practice in Burton on Trent

"We were recommended First Practice Management, by another practice that had used their service. We felt it was so important in getting this appointment right for the future of ourselves, our practice staff and patients, that we did not want to risk the uncertainty of trying to recruit by ourselves. We found FPM to be very supportive throughout the process, helping us to consolidate our ideas into a coherent specification and job advert. They organised advertising, shortlisting and the interview process. Throughout this they were always professional and gave us the reassurance that we were doing everything right with regards to ‘Human Resources’ and recruiting the right person for the job. We had a good strong shortlist of applicants from whom we have managed to successfully recruit. I would have no hesitation in using and or recommending their services to anyone needing to recruit a Practice Manager in primary care."

Dr Justin Smith, Senior Partner
More Customer Testimonials
Our recruitment consultants are hand-picked specialists who have experience of working in primary care management. Backed up by the FPM administration team, the consultant works with the partners to provide advice and help at every stage. Advice is based on our considerable experience in this specialist field and includes guidance on terms and conditions of employment, the legal implications of recruitment and selection such as avoiding discrimination, and best employment practice.