What we do

General Practice and primary care education

Lead: Dr Kevin Anderson

Dr Kevin Anderson with his team of seven Associated Directors leads the delivery of undergraduate medical education in the General Practice/primary care setting for the Hull York Medical School.

Hull York Medical School prides itself on early clinical exposure to both primary and secondary care and the school and offers one of the highest proportion of community based placements in the country. Primary care placements take place in over 100 general practices across the region and in each year of both the MB BS Medicine and MSc Physician Associate Studies programmes.

As the medical school expands, it will look to build on its reputation for provision of high quality primary care education through further innovations such as the developments of longitudinal integrated clerkship.

We also deliver a postgraduate education programme including an established and well-received short courses CPD programme. In 2019, we will be launching our new masterclass series.


MB BS Medicine

Contact: Dr Kevin Anderson

Our innovative MB BS Medicine curriculum and focus on problem based learning alongside early and sustained clinical exposure ensures that students develop the problem solving, analytical and communication skills and resilience needed to deliver a high standard of care to people with complex needs and from a variety of backgrounds.

Following a successful bid for expansion, the medical school will see a 70% growth in the number of undergraduate students over the next five years and intends to use this opportunity, alongside clinical partners, to lead the development of the clinical workforce across our region and beyond. Key to this will be development and innovation in the way primary care education is delivered across the programme. This is likely to involve new types of clinical placement such as longitudinal integrated clerkships.

Short courses

Contact: Dr Kevin Anderson

Hull York Medical School has been offering primary care short courses since 2012 and has welcomed more than 3000 delegates from the local primary care community and beyond on one of its courses.

Courses are run across the region from Scarborough to North Lincolnshire, many in conjunction with local clinical commissioning groups as well as national RCGP education providers such as Red Whale.

The 6 monthly GP Update Course (run in both Hull and York) has now become a firm date in the CPD calendar of many local GPs.

New masterclass series

Contact: Professor Joanne Reeve

In 2019, we will be extending our successful short courses series through launching a new masterclass series. These one-day events will offer an in-depth exploration of emerging hot topics in General Practice and primary care, using hot-off-the-press research and scholarship from within the Academy and our partners.

Planned topics include: Managing problematic polypharmacy (drawing on PRIME prescribing); a generalist take on managing mental health; and person-centred approaches to managing diabetic risk.

Scholarship and special interest programmes (SSIPs)

Contact: Professor Joanne Reeve

Undergraduates at Hull York Medical School have opportunities to explore self-selected topics in more depth in two Scholarship and Special Interest Programmes (SSIPs) within the 5 year programme. The Academy offers SIPPs educational programmes on person-centred care, and supporting primary care/general practice research projects.

GP academic training

Contact: Professor Joanne Reeve

The Academy supports a growing group of doctors interested in academic GP training. Our group includes Foundation Year medics, GPs in training (including Academic Clinical Fellows) and qualified GPs.

Members of our group have successfully applied for ACF and doctoral training fellowships. We hold regular informal meetings and a bi-annual training workshop programme.

The Academy hosts a number of NIHR and local funded training posts at ACF, doctoral, IPF and clinical lecturer level, and welcomes GPs with interest in professional development from across the region to our training group.