Mandatory Training for Practice Staff

There are no statutory regulations that specify how often primary care staff should be trained. Fundamentally, it is important that if anything untoward happened in your practice, the Partners could stand in front of a coroner or judge and justify that the training they had provided for their staff was sufficient to ensure they were competent, and confident to undertake the task given to them.


It would be wise to check guidance from the following to see if they are making specific training recommendations:

Wessex LMCs: The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism

Training staff to support autistic people and people with a learning disability – Care Quality Commission (

Mandatory’ means that specified training is compulsory at the discretion of the employer, however there are many other examples of good practice in training that you may wish to follow to keep all staff up to date. Mandatory training differs for Staff/Managers and Practice Nurses but is basically as follows and Wessex LMCs recommends:

For team leaders or managers of staff or appointed leads it is also recommended that the following are covered at least once:
  • Managing Performance
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Appraisal training
  • Managing sickness and absence
  • Risk assessment

For any information on local training courses to cover any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact Louise Greenwood on

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