In addition to our significant role in producing new workforce in medicine, nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, paramedic, operating department assistants, social work, psychology, physician associates and dietetics, we work with our Trusts to identify new curriculum and training programmes for development to meet workforce needs (e.g. radiography, degree apprenticeships, CPD and other short courses), and colleagues are engaged at national policy levels.
Our Academy of Primary Care is actively supporting culture change required to maintain primary care in current conditions. Our award-winning CATALYST programme supports new to practice GPs to develop the skills and confidence they need to thrive in the challenges of modern primary care professional practice. We have played a leading role in a national initiative to support the transition and retention of newly-qualitied nurses. And we are committed to identifying the best possible applicants to study Medicine, regardless of personal circumstances or background and have a proven track record of widening participation initiatives which support individuals from backgrounds typically underrepresented in medicine, to fulfil their ambition of becoming doctors.
We promote person-centred primary care and physiotherapy practice, as evidence suggests this leads to improved patient outcomes. Our on-campus Health, Injury and Performance Hub provides student-led, patient-centred care to Hull and the wider community.
We’ve also helped to increase palliative care provision in the primary care setting, while our evaluations of innovative new approaches are helping to reduce hospital admissions and visits to A&E.
Our Health Innovation Hub (HIH) was launched in April 2022 to increase collaboration between the University and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH). The Hub offers knowledge exchange opportunities for our researchers to connect with clinicians across a range of multidisciplinary teams.