General Practice

What makes Yorkshire and the Humber an exciting place to work?.

Looking for excellent training tailored to your needs combined with a great lifestyle?

Christian Prudhomme, the Director of the Tour de France, said that the two days of the Tour in Yorkshire in 2014 were “The best ever Grand Depart for the Tour de France”.  We think that we can give your general practice training the best possible start if you come to Yorkshire and the Humber. It is a great place to learn, live, and work in and provides excellent support to becoming a GP. 

After having your fill of the bars, clubs, restaurants and cafés in Yorkshire's friendly, multicultural and vibrant cities head out into miles of breathtaking countryside - rolling dales, starkly beautiful moorland and dramatic coastline dotted with ancient villages and ruined abbeys. The Tour de France and Olympic success speak volumes about the county's sporting pedigree. World famous theatres, the Northern Ballet, award winning museums, sculpture, Bronte country, concerts in grand Victorian halls or modern venues provide a rich cultural landscape, crowned by Hull's status as European Capital of Culture 2017. Enjoy general practice training on one of our well established vocational training schemes offering the chance to care for a diverse population in varied rural and urban settings. Take advantage of the 'out of programme experience' in New Zealand or South Africa, training in medical education through Leeds University's specialist trainee visiting lecturer scheme and preparation for leadership roles post-CCT through innovative training opportunities. Reasonably priced housing, excellent schools, top rated universities and friendly people guarantee a great lifestyle. Come and find out why Lonely Planet ranks Yorkshire as one of the top 3 destinations in the world.

Interesting Yorkshire statistics;

  • Yorkshire is at number 3 in the Lonely Planet’s Top Ten Regions in the World to visit
  • Finished 11th in the overall 2012 Olympic medals league table
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park is the best museum in the country (Museum Of The Year award 2014)
  • Skipton in North Yorkshire voted the best High Street in the UK in 2012 and best place in the UK to live in 2014
  • Hull will be the UK’s City of Culture for 2017
  • Yorkshire has more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other county outside London

View more information about our GP Training Programmes.

For the last four years, almost all doctors selected for General Practice training who wanted to work in Yorkshire and the Humber have been able to. Our competition ratios for selection are good – we were able to offer 320 rotations in 2014.

Every year we will be in a position to offer rotations which commence in February as well as August.

Although Yorkshire and the Humber covers a large region, successful applicants have lots of choice in where they want to train. In 2013, 80% received a rotation in the top third of their choices.

We give priority to successful applicants with strong reasons to work in a particular place –‘Personal and Educational Needs Allocation’ Policy. (see Resources section).

Rotations are offered in accordance with Selection Centre scores tempered by personal and educational needs.

We are one of the few localities that offer you a full choice of all the training rotations available – most only offer a place on a training programme – so in Y&H, you can pick which jobs you would prefer to do.

We have a good track record in providing training to International Medical Graduates (IMGs) – approximately 35% in 2013. Yorkshire and the Humber GP trainees consistently score highly in the AKT and CSA components of the MRCGP exam and Yorkshire and the Humber IMGs score much higher than most other localities.

Employment prospects for GPs are great in Yorkshire and the Humber – a high proportion of our trainees obtain employment in the locality where they trained.

Taking time out of programme to work abroad for a year is encouraged after ST2. We have developed a portfolio of choices and in 2015 GPST2s worked in Wanganui in the North Island of New Zealand. Please click here for further information about Out of Programme Experiences for Yorkshire and the Humber.

Not all doctors who are thinking about a career in General Practice get to try it out for themselves in their FY2 year before the Recruitment round starts in November.

If you are in your Foundation years and you are wondering about choosing General Practice as a career don’t forget that you can always ask to try out a ‘taster day’ to see what a day in the life of a GP is like. Talk to your Foundation School about this and they will put you in touch with a local GP Training Programme.

Sorry to introduce a more sombre note, but it is unfair to other candidates, the employers, and ultimately our patients if the recruitment process is misused in any way. It is the policy of Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber to write to the candidate’s referees and to the GMC Fitness to Practise Panel if acceptance for training is withdrawn without good reason less than four weeks before the post start date in August.

In a number of cases that have been referred, the GMC have issued a formal warning to the doctor.

Health Education England is seeking bids from practices who wish to develop their clinical team by using AHPs in these advanced practice roles, thereby supplementing the work of nurse practitioners and general practitioners. In this new and exciting development which is a step change and increases the number of advanced practice posts supported by HEE YH we are able to support a further 20 AHP advanced practitioner training posts, all of whom be based within the primary and community care teams.

Please contact Kirsty Baldwin for further information.

Considering a career in General Practice?

Personal and Educational Needs Allocation Policy 

GP Recruitment

Please see our pages for details about the process, vacancy numbers and for the links for how to apply.

View the Complaints Policy.

For GP recruitment First round 2017 the Health Education England bursaries are distributed between four programmes - Scarborough, Hull, Northern Lincolnshire and Doncaster. Because there are only a few rotations with bursaries in each programme access to these bursaries will be competitive, depending on scores at recruitment.

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