Continuing professional development

Accredited CPD (online learning)

General Practice and Primary Care currently offers the following two masters-level CPD courses, delivered online, and suitable for primary care/family medicine professionals (e.g. GPs, family practitioners, nurses, managers, allied health professionals, pharmacists and social workers) or those with an interest in the field. 

  • Cardiovascular disease management in primary care 
    Aimed at helping students to enhance their understanding of the growing global challenge of cardiovascular disease, and the risks and opportunities for systems of care.
  • Management of long term conditions in primary care
    Aimed at enabling students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to engage in and contribute to the current debate around the future care of people with physical and mental long-term conditions and to explore strategies that will contribute to the management of long-term conditions.
  • Understanding evidence for the real world: critical appraisal for healthcare
    Aimed at equipping students with the necessary skills to find, appraise and understand a range of different study designs common in the health care literature.

These courses may be taken on their own for career related training or as an introduction to postgraduate study. Credits attained for these courses can be transferred onto MSc, Diploma or Certificate in Primary Care plans if you decide to study further. For more information please see the course links or contact

Non-accredited CPD

General Practice and Primary Care hosts various professional developments events aimed at primary healthcare professionals, with details posted on our main events page