Welcome to the GP Primary Choice Funded Training Programme 

This is EQUIP’s ‘One Shop Stop’ training platform for GP Primary Choice practices. All your training in one place.

These places are fully funded – book now to avoid disappointment!

Just click on the course you are interested in to view more information and to book.

Booking Your Courses

Who is eligible?   Agency or locum staff are not eligible for this training.

Terms & Conditions

  • All bookings are to be made via the Essex EQUIP website
  • In order to book one of these events, you will need an EQUIP online account.  If you have not already set one up, it is a free and simple process
  • All bookings will be subject to authorisation by GP Primary Choice
  • Cancellations are acceptable, but GP Primary Choice request these are made at least 15 days prior to the start of the course.  Any cancellations within 14 days of the course date(s) may result in the practice being charged the full cost of the course.
  • Non-attendance of a training course may result in the practice being charged the full cost of the course fee(s)
  • All correspondence relating to these training courses should be sent to [email protected].


  • Delegates need to be employed within the GP Primary Choice footprint.

In order to book one of these events, you will need an EQUIP online account.

Please choose ‘My Account’ on the top right of the Events page.  Click ‘Register now’.  Upon set up you will be able to add to cart your chosen course(s) and check out.  Please note that you will need to come back to this private page to search for each course you need to book.  These courses are not accessible from the public Essex EQUIP events page.

When your booking is complete it will be held as ‘pending’ until it has undergone an authorisation process by GP Primary Choice.  Once the booking has been authorised, you will receive a booking confirmation email and the ticket for your course will appear in your account as confirmed.

If you should have any questions or need assistance, please contact any member of the EQUIP team.

Event details

This training course has been funded by GP Primary Choice

This course is designed for anyone who is new to the role of Practice Manager or for those who would like to understand the role in more detail.

This will be delivered via Microsoft Teams over two short days, a week apart.

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“Our trainer was excellent, extremely knowledgeable & able to deliver to us newbies in understandable, layman’s terms” 
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“Brilliant course and very well run. Heather is amazing!” 
  • Workforce Management
  • Business Planning & Processes
  • Partnerships
  • Finance
  • Unlocking the Potential of IT in your Practice
  • Involving Patients and service delivery
  • Health & Safety
  • Developments in Primary Care/ ongoing support for management

Read More/Book now for 15th & 22nd March 2022

This workshop will be delivered ONLINE using Microsoft Teams

To download Microsoft Teams – Click here

It is essential that you have a camera & microphone to complete this course.

Event Details

This course is accredited by the CPD Certification Service.

A one day workshop to deliver training to staff working in GP practices. The training programme is based on NHS England’s correspondence management and optimisation recommendations. The course is for Managers, experienced Administration Staff, Scanners, Read coders. 

The aim is to provide students with the knowledge, confidence and skills to process all incoming correspondence about patients from hospitals, community services and other healthcare organisations freeing up GPs time.

This workshop is a mix of theory and practice with taught sessions, discussion and group work. There is also the opportunity to share good practice and discuss the implementation of safe processes, policies and audit.

Facilitated by Jill Warn.

Course content is as follows:

  • Explanation of correspondence management and workflow optimisation
  • What is a low-risk letter type?
  • Identifying key actions, read codes, and medication changes
  • Understanding the clinical system – default areas, templates, capturing information
  • Enhance staff Read code knowledge (SNOMED)
  • Protocol and processes to ensure the optimisation works smoothly and in a way the partners feel comfortable with the way letters are handled
  • Group work – discussions, exercises and practical work

Read More/Book now for Thurs 17th March 2022

Event details

This half-day training session for Reception/Front of House Staff will equip them with the skills to have difficult patient conversations, increase their resilience and better manage conflict.

This event will take place on Weds 23rd March 2022 (North East Essex shut down afternoon) 

More details to follow