At GP Care we know that to provide the best quality service to all patients our staff must be fully equipped. This means having access to the current best practice, knowledge, techniques and skills. With that in mind our training and education team are proud to offer a wide range of non-clinical training and development schemes.

GP Care Services undertook a consultation to fully understand the education and training requirements for the Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale area. All practices across the Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale area were asked to consider which training areas they deemed the highest priority to ensure our training schemes are always high quality and provide relevant training to local staff.

Our goal is to ensure staff have access to the best training opportunities. This allows staff to perform their jobs to the highest possible standard, benefitting the patient experience. This includes: 

- Non-Clinical Staff Training

- Phlebotomy Training 

View our Training and Education calendar to find your next training opportunity.

Who Provides the Training?

All our training sessions are provided by primary care training specialists Thornfields. They specialise in providing high quality, relevant and interactive training to managers and staff in the primary care sector. They have been delivering training workshops to GP Practices and Primary Care Organisations throughout the UK since 1993 and have developed a reputation for providing workshops that deliver to the exact needs of delegates. 

How Do I Get Involved?

To book or have more information on any of our training schemes, please contact Rebecca Barlow through the website here.


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Our Testimonials

Another patient said:

“A short note to say a big “thank you” for the kind gesture made towards my 92 year old father (John Allen). You treated him at the Peterloo out of hours clinic last Monday in Middleton. Despite having arranged transport (which failed to turn up), he then experienced difficulty in organising a taxi to take him home. You, however, very kindly took him back home in your own car. The whole family were very moved by this gesture and wanted to thank you personally.”

One patient said:

"I just wanted to pass on my thanks, as I know how stretched the NHS is and people are quick to complain. But I wanted to express my gratitude at the excellent service I received. Not only from my doctors surgery in Edenfield , but from the staff at the Phoenix Centre when I attended an out of hours appointment last Tuesday.

I've moved recently from Stretford and found it very difficult to get an appointment with no real help apart from " go to a walk in centre". Your service should be commended and I wanted to say you've got some great staff working for you and I only know her as Janet. Her quality of service and empathy was a refreshing change!"

Another patient said:

"I was on holiday in Portugal, fell and fractured my hip. They brought me back to the UK to Wolstenholme. I've been here a week & would like to say what a lovely friendly ward, nothing is too much trouble for the staff & the food is wonderful. If all the NHS was run like this it would be great."

One patient said:

“Today I took my little girl to have bloods at Kingsway clinic. Jeanette was the lady who made the whole experience one to be shared [...] I can hand on heart praise your paediatric blood service. Yes, my little girl had a massive meltdown as she did last week, but Jeanette was brilliant and able to get some bloods.

I would really like to thank you all again especially Jeanette for making a massive difference today to my little girl, and instilling confidence in myself that there are professionals out there who are very child centred. Thank you. Please feel free to forward this email to Jeanette to remind her what a fabulous she is doing with our children.”