GPs with Extended Role


GPs 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).

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.  RCGP Extended Role Framework

Currently the RCGP is piloting new guidance for Dermatology accreditation RCGP Dermatology Guidance

Within the STP there are a number of areas NHSE have highlighted which would benefit from services within general practice. They are as follows:







Trauma and Orthopaedics


If you are a GP with an Extended Role or are interested in becoming one you can contact the CCGs at  GPs signed up with Extended Roles will get regular updates on training available in their area of interest as sessions are made available.

Below is a list of current CPD sessions to support GPwER.

Eating Disorders Workshop

6 June 2019, 09:30 – 16:30, Birmingham – click here

Perinatal Mental Health CPD Event

12 June 2019, 08:45 – 13:00, Birmingham - click here

Adult Mental Health CPD Event

26 June 2019, 12:00 – 16:00, Birmingham - click here

Cardiac & Stroke CPD Event

3 July 2019, 08:45 – 13:00, Birmingham - click here


11 September 2019, 09:15 – 13:15, Birmingham - click here