Some 220 local GPs and advanced nurse practitioners attended a GP Update Course, hosted by HYMS, at the University of Hull.
The RCGP-accredited event was the first of its kind to be held in Humberside and was supported by four local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) – Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, North and North East Lincolnshire.
The full-day course, which was fully-booked with 50 people on the waiting list, was held in the Allam Lecture Theatre.
One delegate said afterwards: "Thanks for a very enjoyable experience day. I am so glad I was there. It was refreshing, engaging and relevant."
The GP Update Course is designed to be relevant to clinical practice and help GPs meet the requirements for revalidation. Using a lecture-based format, with plenty of time for interaction, the GP presenters discuss the results of the most important new evidence and guidance needed to stay up-to-date.
The course is designed for established GPs and trainers, GP ST1, 2 and 3, GPs returning from maternity leave or a career break and practice nurses and nurse practitioners.
HYMS Lead for Primary Care Short Courses Dr Kevin Anderson said: "We are collating the feedback but all indications so far have been very positive. We are hopeful that we will be able to stage a regular GP Update Course in the region in addition to other short courses we run, with the next one likely to be in York."
HYMS is also developing other educational events in partnership with CCGs in our area, some as part of their protected time for learning. The next one of these is at Beverley Racecourse with East Riding CCG on 2 April entitled "Maintaining effectiveness, preventing burnout."
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Dr David Pearson, HYMS Deputy Dean (Education), said: "This was a great event which was very professional, well organised and successful. I look forward to other such events in the future."