Socrates GP Practice Healthcare

This is a fully accredited course which will enable you to learn all about the processes of GP and Healthcare practice management, using the latest software version.

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An ideal course for anyone aspiring to be a Medical Secretary or those already working within an administrative role in the medical industry who need to learn how to use the Socrates software. 

Please note that this course is only available at selected Pitman Training centres in Ireland.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 20 CPD points upon successful completion

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Study Type

In centre, online, or a combination

Training Type



20 hours

About this course

Socrates GP is Ireland’s leading provider of integrated practice management software to GP Practices, Hospital Consultants and Primary Care Centres. Every day thousands of healthcare professionals use Socrates software to streamline routine tasks, manage practice finances, reduce paperwork, enhance the quality of patient care and improve practice efficiency.

Pitman Training Centres in Ireland are now offering a Socrates GP accredited online course that will enable you to learn all about the processes of GP and Healthcare practice management, using the very latest 2018 software version.

The course consists of five modules:

Module One includes: Introduction to the main components of Socrates GP software

Module Two includes: Patient Registration, Managing Patient Accounts, Insurance Schemes

Module Three includes: Managing Consultations, Immunisations, Prescriptions, Documents

Module Four includes: Messaging in Socrates, Managing Contacts and User Tasks

Module Five includes: Managing Drugs in Socrates, and the Document Management System

Studying the Socrates GP course gives you the opportunity to gain both Socrates and Pitman Training certification. Socrates GP is a core course in the Medical Secretary Diploma, the Medical Admin Diploma, the Medical Receptionist Diploma and in the Medical Office Award. These diplomas offer you the chance to acquire the skills needed to work in a GP Practice as a Medical Secretary, Receptionist or Medical Administrator. 

Those already working in healthcare, such as nurses, doctors, medical secretaries and administrators, ward clerks and assistants will also benefit from completing this structured learning programme. 

Please note that this course is only available at selected Pitman Training centres in Ireland.

Aims and Objectives

On successful completion of this course you will be able to demonstrate your ability to carry out the administrative duties involved in a 21st century GP Surgery. For example, you will be able to register new patients, make appointments, check GP availability within the practice, assign patients to available GPs, undertake online validation of medical cards, and manage patient accounts and records.


There are no specific pre-requisites required for this course. 

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: - 



  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.



Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.



Career Path

Once you've studied this course, and with other key secretarial training, you can confidently apply for Medical Secretary, Medical Administrator roles within the medical profession. From here you could work towards roles such as Office Manager or Practice Manager. 

Socrates GP Practice Healthcare Course Training Centres

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Carlow, Cork, Dublin, Dundalk, Galway, Kerry, Limerick, Maynooth, Mullingar, Naas, Sligo, Swords, Wexford, Waterford, Laois, Courses available
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