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.