£7,800 Average salary at age 20
£41,080 Average Salary
57 Average hours per week


Healthcare practice managers plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the work and resources of medical, dental and other types of healthcare practice, including veterinary practices.

Main Tasks

  • Plans work schedules, assigns tasks and delegates responsibilities of practice staff;
  • Oversees staff training and monitors training needs;
  • Takes responsibility for health and safety matters within the practice;
  • Negotiates contracts for services with other health care providers and purchasers;
  • Maintains patient files on medical history, consultations made and treatment undertaken and/or drugs prescribed;
  • Organises duty rosters for professional and support staff in practice;
  • Takes responsibility for stock control of practice equipment, drugs etc.;
  • Liaises with relevant outside organisations (e.g. NHS trust, PCT, social services, drug companies, professional bodies);
  • Responsible for budgeting, pricing and accounting activities within the practice.


There are no pre-set entry requirements. Candidates are recruited with a variety of academic qualifications or with relevant experience. Professional qualifications are available and are required for certain posts.

UK Prospects

32500 Workforce Size
2.17% Predicted growth 2024 - 2027
3177 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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