This is a one-year diploma to develop the skills and competencies for managing primary care at scale within the NHS.


A comprehensive one-year diploma for people who are managing primary care and are becoming responsible for creating and running primary care provision at scale including – NAPC’s primary care home, new care models, GP super practices and GP or other primary care federations. The curriculum will incorporate the learning and experience of multispecialty community providers (MCPs), integrated primary and acute care systems (PACS) and primary care homes.

What you can expect

  • A practical, ‘how to’, focused, service development and business management training diploma

  • Learn from current primary care at scale developments

  • Qualifications – equivalent to 60 credits (20 per module) at postgraduate level. On completion of the diploma, students may apply to study for HFMA’s Diploma and Higher Diploma which provides a pathway to a full MBA (subject to programme validation)

  • Network learning

  • Diploma alumni to continue sharing learning and best practice

Starting the programme

There are four entry points:

  • October 2017 (now full)

  • February 2018

  • June 2018

  • October 2018

Application/expression of interest

To apply and find out more, please email the NAPC team at: