Who we are

The CATALYST programme brings together a team of experts from Hull York Medical School’s Academy of Primary Care, NHS England Northeast Yorkshire, and Humber Coast & Vale Health and Care Partnership. 

Together we are driving the redesign and delivery of the workforce, clinical care and service design needed for 21st century primary care practice. Drawing on cutting-edge research, including from within the Academy of Primary Care, we have designed the CATALYST programme in order to support new to practice GPs so that they can develop the knowledge and skills they will need to improve patient care for their individual patients but also be at the forefront of advances in primary care as a whole.

Project lead

Professor Joanne Reeve

Joanne is a practising GP and the Director of Research for the Academy of Primary Care.

As professor of primary care research, Joanne leads work to build the profile, capacity and impact of primary care and primary care scholarship – locally, nationally and internationally.

Joanne leads the Academy's Primary Care Redesign, Academy of Generalist Medicine and Championing Modern Primary Care research themes.

Project team
CATALYST project team
Dr James Bennett GP Portfolio Fellow
Myriam Dell'Olio Research Associate
Dr Clare Fozard GP Portfolio Fellow
Dr Stephen Opare-Sakyi CATALYST Portfolio Fellow
Pamela Parkinson Academy of Primary Care Project Adminstrator
Helen Phillips Project Lead, NHSE Yorkshire & Humber
Dr Dan Roper Primary Care Clinical Lead, Humber Coast & Vale Health and Care Partnership
Dr Puja Verma GP Portfolio Fellow