Extended Roles

General Practitioners with Extended Roles

GPs with Extended Roles (GPwERs) undertake roles that are beyond the scope of GP training and the MRCGP and require additional training. The term GPwER includes those previously referred to as GPs with Special Interests (GPwSIs).

Framework to support the governance of GPwERs

The RCGP has developed a framework in partnership with NHS England, which describes a new approach to the accreditation of GPwERs and is aligned to the appraisal and revalidation process. The framework is intended to be useful to several groups, including GPs, employers and commissioners, and it will form the basis of specialty-specific frameworks developed in the future. To view the framework in full click here

RCGP accreditation of GPwERs

The RCGP is trialling a national process of GPwER accreditation for GPs with extended scopes of practice in Dermatology and Skin Surgery. The College has been working with the British Association of Dermatologists and the Primary Care Dermatology Society to review and update the dermatology specialty-specific (GPwSI) framework and will shortly invite applications from GPs who would like to be accredited in this role through portfolio assessment.

Contact us

If you have questions about the GPwER frameworks, contact gpwer@rcgp.org.uk