Dr Howard Skinner


Director of Primary Care Education

Role at Hull York Medical School

I coordinate placement based learning in general practice for the MB BS and MSc Physician Associate Programmes. I work with an experienced team of GP Area Directors to recruit, retain and support GP practices providing placements. My role also involves being an advocate for Primary Care within the MB BS curriculum. I am a Personal Tutor and Assessor for postgraduate students enrolled in the Heath Professions Education Unit.


I was a GP Senior partner in the West Midlands for 25 years, working as a postgraduate trainer, undergraduate Tutor and GP appraiser for 20 years. I completed a Masters in Medical Education at Staffordshire University in 2007 with my Dissertation an Action Learning project devising and delivering a Quality Assurance Process for Undergraduate Placements at Derby Medical School (where I worked as a Community SubDean in Primary Care).

My interests in medical education include communication skills, the learning organisation, quality assurance and interprofessional education. I helped create one of the largest Primary Care Networks in the country through educational facilitation of peers, creating shared understanding and community of practice.


I have previously published on the Learning Organisation and Interprofessional Education.


I have taught clinical reasoning to Year 3 MB BS Students, I have facilitated large group case based learning for year 2 and year 3 MB BS Tutors and provided Tutor support sessions for MB BS GP placement tutors.