Dr Anna Hammond

Director of Communication Skills Teaching


Anna is Director of Communication Skills Teaching and Academic Lead for Clinical Skills& Reasoning at HYMS. She has worked at HYMS since 2003, initially as a Problem Based Learning (PBL) and Clinical Skills Tutor. She was awarded a University of York Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Award in July 2010 and a University of Hull Teaching Fellowship Individual Award in July 2012. In 2016 Anna was awarded Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

Anna is a General Practitioner and works at a practice in Selby two days a week. In 2014 Anna was elected to Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Anna has a particular interest in Doctor Patient Communication and Clinical Reasoning.


As Director of Communication Skills Teaching, Anna designs and delivers staff development in Communication Skills and Clinical Reasoning for tutors in University, Primary and Secondary Care settings.

Anna is responsible for the HYMS Communication Masterclasses which all Phase II and Phase III students attend on hospital sites. She has been engaging more Communications Masterclass tutors from across the region and equipping them with the skills to successfully deliver HYMS Communication Masterclasses.


Hammond, A, Collins S, Booth J and Kalia S (2009). Learning from Evaluation: a descriptive, student-informed approach. The Clinical Teacher, 6(2):73-78.

Booth J, Collins S, Hammond A (2009). Considered evaluation of clinical placements in a new medical school. Assessment& Evaluation in Higher Education. 34(1):17-29