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
£ 17,106
£ 32,632
£ 58,670

Available jobs

In the past year there were 26,947 vacancies for this type of job

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 made 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.

  • Marketing

  • Finance

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Surgery

  • Auditing

  • Accounting

  • Profit And Loss (P&L) Management

  • Dentistry

  • Nursing

  • Financial Management

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.

  • Management

  • Communications

  • Leadership

  • Planning

  • Customer Service

  • Operations

  • Sales

  • Training And Development

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • People Management

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.