The IGPM has been created to support the development and career progression of the General Practice Management community and provide a governing body through which managers can become accredited and fully recognised as a distinct profession.

To become an Associate of the IGPM you may apply and pay an annual retention fee. If the Associate is appropriately experienced, they may apply to be accredited as a full Member of the IGPM.

To become accredited, and obtain the level of Member of the Institute of General Practice Management (MIGPM), Associates must apply to be assessed by an accreditation panel.

Accreditation process

Applicants for the award of Member of the Institute of General Practice Management (MIGPM) must demonstrate the required proficiency as detailed in the accreditation framework.

Comprehensive evidence is required to be able to advance your application.

Evidence needs to be supplied in each of 10 domains and the awarding panel must be satisfied that an aggregate pass level has been reached in all of these domains


To be eligible and apply to become a full member of the IGPM:

The applicant must have been in a substantive managerial role in general practice for not less than 2 years.
The applicant must not be in breach of any article in the Constitution of the IGPM.
The applicant must not be in any pending or active disciplinary action at the time of application.