The Yorkshire and the Humber School of Primary Care is part of Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber. As part of this organisation, the School of General Practice has a role in the development, support and retention of a Primary Care workforce that is fit for purpose and meets the needs of the population of Yorkshire and the Humber.
This section provides information for our trainees and trainers including: our responsibilities and how we meet them; how to contact us; our policies; how we recruit; the courses we run; and much more....
Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber is not the GP StR’s employer. GP StRs should be offered a contract by their employer (Hospital Trust or GP Practice) at the start of each post. The terms and conditions of employment are set by the employer and should take account of nationally agreed terms and conditions. Even if the GP StR moves between several different employers in the course of their training programme, their employment in the NHS is considered continuous when calculating statutory entitlements. GP StRs should be aware that pay and conditions can vary from one post to another and they should take account of this when considering taking on financial commitments.
I recommend that all GP StRs consider joining the BMA if they have not already done so.
I hope that all our new trainees enjoy their time in Yorkshire, that following training they will settle into General Practice somewhere in Yorkshire and that they find their chosen career in General Practice a fulfilling one.
Dr Mark Purvis
Director of Postgraduate General Practice Education