Hull York Medical School backs campaign to attract health professionals to region

9 October 2020

The Shh! Campaign promotes Hull and East Yorkshire as a ‘hidden gem’

Hull York Medical School is supporting a national campaign to attract health and care workers to the region. 


The Shh! Campaign was launched by Rt Hon Alan Johnson, former Hull West and Hessle MP and Secretary of State for Health, at Castle Hill Hospital on Wednesday. 

The campaign seeks to promote Hull and East Yorkshire as a ‘hidden gem’ and features stories of people who have come to work here, have fallen in love with the area and now want to let others in on the secret. 

Professor Una Macleod, Dean of Hull York Medical School, said: ‘We are delighted to be supporting this campaign. I came to the region from Glasgow to join Hull York Medical School, at the University of Hull. During my time here I have worked with clinical and academic colleagues within the University but have also had the privilege of working with the community in my role as a GP. 

‘What has struck me most is the sense of community here, with people working together and supporting each other and I feel fortunate to be a part of that.’ 

The Shh! campaign is being supported by Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Yorkshire Ambulance Service, Humberside Police, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Hull CCG, East Riding of Yorkshire CCG, City Health Care Partnership CIC, Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Hull.  

Professor Macleod goes on to say ‘Hull York Medical School was founded on partnership – a partnership between universities and regional NHS Trusts and community providers. Our collective aim was to make a difference to the health of people within our region and beyond. Since we were established, we have worked in partnership, training over 1700 doctors, many of whom are now working locally across primary and secondary care, and many who are now inspiring future doctors by teaching on our Medicine and Physician Associate programmes.  

‘This campaign will enhance the recruitment of both staff and students to this area and it is great to see some familiar faces being featured – our own GP and Clinical Tutors, many of whom trained here at the Medical School and chose to stay in this region.’ 

You can follow the campaign on social media via #thesecretsout

The campaign also has its own website with links to details of vacancies within the health sector.