A survey on cardiovascular education was sent out to over 1,800 general practitioners by the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society. This generated 304 replies. Of those responding, the majority indicated they would be interested in post-graduate education in cardiovascular medicine. Most would prefer a simple distance-learning course covering the 30 compulsory hours of postgraduate education required every year. Some would be interested in a more demanding course to achieve GPSI status. The majority did not like the current option of clinical assistant work in a hospital out-patients’ department but would attend such a department for education. There were differing views on who should pay for the course.