Primary Care Workforce Development is a priority in the Humber, Coast and Vale area. A retirement bulge in GPs has put a strain on Primary Care, which is why we are not only working hard to train more GPs and Primary Care nurses, but also to recruit and train other medical professionals to work in Primary Care.

Hull/York Medical School (HYMS) were given permission to expand their numbers by another 90 medical students in 2019 which gives hope that “growing our own” doctors in a medical school that is noted for training its students in the community, will increase the supply of GPs to the area in the future. It also offers more scope for GPs to work with HYMS and engage in training the future generations of GPs.

We will be developing a communities of practice in the Humber, Coast and Vale area to ensure all workers in Primary Care enjoy working in the region and feel supported in their work.

Here, we aim to provide a repository of information for the Primary Care Workforce including information and guidance on careers and what is happening across the region i.e. training and education, job vacancies and other opportunities. 

Careers in Primary Care

New to Practice

The primary care workforce and training hub in Humber, Coast and Vale, co-ordinate schemes on behalf of Health Education England to develop the future of the multidisciplinary primary care workforce. This includes aiding practices to develop mentors, offer student placements to nurse undergraduates and employ/train newly qualified nurses.  They also offers preceptorship schemes for advanced clinical practitioners (ACP Ready).

In a further bid to support all new clinicians to General Practice, through a funded initiative supported by NHS England termed New to Practice, Haxby Group Training also co-ordinates a range of funded New to Practice programmes in Humber, Coast and Vale. These include Next Generation GP, a six part programme supporting early career GP’s into practice and develop peer support and networking opportunities. For more information, please contact [email protected]

Support for returners and international recruits:

International GP recruitment

GP induction refresher

GP international recruitment newsletter

Job vacancies in our area


Matthew Fortnam

[email protected] 

Haxby Group

New to Practice

Cathy Twomey

[email protected] 

NHS England

International Recruits

Pavan Tandon

[email protected] 

Health Education England

Returners and International Recruits

Career Pathways

The Workforce Consortium have developed a career pathway which includes some Primary Care roles.

Other information is also available:

Health Careers

Choose GP 

Primary Care Vacancies in Humber, Coast and Vale

Primary Care vacancies in Humber, Coast and Vale can be found  on the following websites:

General Practice Jobs

NHS Jobs

Royal College of GP Jobs

Local employers will also have vacancies displayed on their websites, some of which you will be able to find here 

Case Studies

Here are a number of case studies of the different roles you can do in Primary Care:

Role Description
Nursing Associate GP Practice in North Lincolnshire
Advanced Clinical Practitioners GP Practice in Hull
Physician Associates GP Practice in Hull
General Practice Jobs – Various Here you can see a number of case studies from individuals working in Primary Care across Humber, Coast and Vale

More case studies will be available here soon.

What’s Happening In Your Area

Training and Education

Workforce Training Hub

As a primary care workforce and training hub in Humber, Coast and Vale, Haxby Group and Freshney Green provide support for local practices and co-ordinate local schemes of behalf of Health Education EnglandThis includes aiding practices to develop mentors, offer student placements to nurse undergraduates, employ and train newly qualified nurses, HCA apprentices, advanced clinical practitioners and physician associates.

Post CCT Fellowship

Early each year Health Education England seeks applications for Post-CCT Fellowship Schemes in General Practice. This year applications were sought in Mid-February with a deadline for applications on the 6th March 2020.

These programmes aim to offer varied and interesting roles for GPs in the first five years of their career – of benefit to them, patients and the healthcare system. Funding is made available to practices to help cover the cost of 2 sessions per week of GP time to undertake work, postgraduate learning or professional development relevant to the fellowship. A CPD budget is also available to the fellows.

This year’s scheme is divided into two parts (Trailblazer fellowships and standard post-CCT fellowships) and includes locality specific targets for recruitment based on known GP workforce shortages. This reflects the approach last year, where there was a focus on priority recruitment areas.

 The roles are:

  1.  Trailblazer post CCT fellowships – these are fellowships located in practices whose population has an IMD score in excess of 41 (most deprived decile of practice populations nationally) and/or the fellowship includes a substantial element of care for vulnerable groups or a focus on tackling health inequalities. Further details about the Trailblazer fellowships can be found at www.fairhealth.org.uk
  2.  Post CCT fellowships – these are fellowships that can be located in any practice and whose aims and objectives must align with those of the scheme nationally. In 2019/20 we had posts that enabled fellows to pursue clinical special interests, develop expertise around lifestyle medicine and informatics, deliver innovative mental health services in primary care, assist with workforce development and advanced clinical practitioner mentoring.

SSPRD (Specialist Skills Post Registration Development) Funding and Courses

SSPRD courses are available at the following HEI’s in Humber, Coast and Vale:

University of Hull

University of York

Primary Care Training Opportunities

The following training is available for healthcare staff in Humber, Coast and Vale:

If you are aware of any opportunities you would like us to share, please contact the team

Clinical Supervisor E-module

To support the clinical supervision of our multi-professional workforce in Primary Care, Health Education England have designed a Clinical Supervisor e-module as a precursor to a face-to-face component that is being devised.

To access the e-module, you need to register using new account and then sign up using HEYH as nominated institution, then log in to the Clinical Supervisors e-module.

Faculty of Advanced Practice

The Faculty of Advanced Practice is a membership group of employers and educators, which provide strategic direction and enable a co-ordinated approach to ensure advanced clinical practitioner and physician associate capacity meets service need across Humber, Coast and Vale.

Academy of Primary Care

The Academy of Primary Care drives innovation and best practice through championing excellent primary care scholarship.

As well as contributing to the development and delivery of the medical school’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes the Academy aims to provide an inspirational hub working as part of the local community to deliver new ideas, new knowledge, new practitioners, and new ways of working for primary care practice.  This includes offering a range of primary care short courses and masterclasses to support local clinicians with their professional development.


Bridges Project

The BRIDGES Project, otherwise known as Building Relationships through Inclusivity to Develop Humber, Coast and Vale’s Stakeholder Groups to Lead Emerging Systems, seeks to connect and provide suitable environments for health care professionals, in or interested in leadership roles, to meet outside the work environment to learn from and support each other, building networks that can support change and work collaboratively. 

For further information, please contact [email protected]

Inspiring Future Leaders

Haxby Group Training are offering an exciting and unique series of monthly evening events; Inspiring Future Professionals, which is fully funded, aimed at future and early career professionals across all healthcare disciplines. The programme will bring together opportunities to hear and learn from a wide range of healthcare leaders, to engage with like-minded peers and connect people from a wide range of healthcare backgrounds across the region. For more information, please contact [email protected]

CARE Programme

NHSE/I have been awarded a nationally funded CARE Programme for Humber, Coast and Vale and have also provided funding for the programme in West Yorkshire. As CARE focuses on making connections, it has been agreed the two programmes will run together, resulting in places for up to 50 aspiring PCN Practice Nurse Leaders and another 12 places for existing leaders who want to drive transformational change across the two systems.

CARE, is an holistic approach to change that balances practical and personal development with whole system engagement to deliver sustainable population health improvement and workforce resilience by connecting health and care professionals with each other, their system and their communities. Please visit follow the YouTube to hear some recent feedback.

The first CARE cohort will start on the 26th of February 2021. If you are interested, please complete this EOI Form and send to Cari Jones, Quality Co-ordinator (Humber, Coast and Vale) NHS England & NHS Improvement North East and Yorkshire by the 30 January 2021.

For any other information and details on further cohorts, please contact Cari Jones.

Case studies 

  • Pete Roberts, Specialist Paramedic Practitioner, Central Milton Keynes Medical Centre, BLMK – click here to watch. 
  • Luci Partridge, Joint GPN PCN Lead Nurse, Oakridge Park Medical Centre, BLMK – click here to watch 
  • Alexandra McGarvey, Nursing Services Manager, Leighton Road Surgery, BLMK – click here to watch

More Information

For more information, please email the workforce team.