Health Care Practice Managers

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.


New workers

New workers start around £20,915. Normal pay is £39,512 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £67,940.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 27,342 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Responsible for budgeting, pricing and accounting activities within the practice.

  • Liaises with relevant outside organisations (e.g. NHS trust, PCT, social services, drug companies, professional bodies).

  • Takes responsibility for stock control of practice equipment, drugs, etc.

  • Organises duty rosters for professional and support staff in practice.

  • Maintains patient files on medical history, consultations and treatment undertaken and/or drugs prescribed.

  • Negotiates contracts for services with other health care providers and purchasers.

  • Takes responsibility for health and safety matters within the practice.

  • Oversees staff training and monitors training needs.

  • Plans work schedules, assigns tasks and delegates responsibilities of practice staff.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Nursing

  • Auditing

  • Administrative Support

  • Booking (Sales)

  • Mental Health

  • Surgery

  • Medical Records

  • Effective Communication

  • Finance

  • Data Entry

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Leadership

  • Customer Service

  • Administrative Functions

  • Detail Oriented

  • Organizational Skills

  • English Language

  • Planning

  • Filing

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.