General Practice Specialty Training

It is important to be able to establish a good life-work balance when you are a GP in training. Hull and its surrounding area provide fabulous opportunities for this. An up and coming, cosmopolitan city, Hull is found in East Yorkshire, on the bank of the river Humber. It has a population of 264,000 (June 2010 census). A city with an important historical and maritime background, it has undergone extensive changes in the last 5 years, now boasting excellent retail, cultural, sporting and educational facilities. It has recently been selected as UK city of culture in 2017.

The city and surrounding areas have a wide selection of property available at competitive prices compared to other regions.

Hull has been a university city since 1927, with its alumni including Philip Larkin, the poet Roger McGough and the Oscar winning director Anthony Minghella. The Hull-York Medical School (HYMS) was founded in 2002, and an increasing number of our trainees are alumni of HYMS.

Hull is well-known for its national sports teams: the rugby league clubs Hull KR and Hull FC, Hull City Football club and the ice hockey club Hull Stingrays. Local boxer Luke Campbell won a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics. There are opportunities in the city for ice-skating, swimming, sailing at the marina and golf . Excellent shopping can be found in the shopping centres -Princes Quay and the new St Stephen’s Centre.   The thriving market town of Beverley is a short distance away with a selection of upmarket shops.

The city and surrounding towns and villages have a wide selection of property available at competitive prices compared to other regions.

The city has a Museum Quarter that reflects its unique and important history, which includes Wilberforce House (the birthplace of William Wilberforce the anti-slavery campaigner), the Hull and East Riding Museum, Streetlife and the Arctic Corsair trawler (Hull’s last sidewinder trawler). But don’t forget to explore the Ferens Art Gallery and the Maritime Museum in the city centre, and the Hands On History in Trinity Square as well. The Museums Quarter is tucked away in the heart of the Old Town, on the banks of the River Hull. The muddle of old warehouses, merchant dwellings and pubs nearby all enhance the atmosphere of this intriguing corner of Hull.

The Deep, home to 3,500 fish, is one of the world’s most spectacular aquariums, and the only submarium.

There are two theatres in Hull-Hull Truck Theatre and Hull New Theatre, showing a wide range of plays, pantomimes, musicals, ballets and operas. Hull has a vibrant live music scene, with its foundations in bands such as Everything But the Girl, The Housemartins, the Fine Young Cannibals and the Beautiful South.

Hull is supported by excellent public transport links, and is also easy to get to by car on the M62, which also connects it to Manchester, Leeds and further afield. The historic walled-city of York is within an hour’s drive from Hull, and the smaller but equally idyllic market towns of Beverley (with its historic Minster and race-course), Pocklington and Driffield are situated even closer. Humberside airport has flights to a growing list of international destinations. There are daily ferries sailing to Zeebrugge and Rotterdam. For those wishing to escape to the countryside, the beautiful Yorkshire wolds (favoured by the artist David Hockney) are a short drive away, and the national parks of the North Yorkshire Moors and Yorkshire Dales 1-2 hours’ drive away. The popular coastal towns of Bridlington, Hornsea and Withernsea can be easily reached.