Look what’s happening in July – small changes with big impact, new initiatives from HEE & holiday reading

Thoughts about GP Training in 2019 At our recent trainer’s workshop, we discussed aspects of GP Training that have changed- this helped us understand the current trainee’s perspective. For some, GP Training was half a lifetime ago-  there was much reminiscing about a world without computers, mobile phones, protocols or CQC. We reached a consensus …

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Look what’s happening in June – ideas for tutorials, books to read and places to visit

A WORLD OF WONDER OVER 150 FREE EVENTS TO EDUCATE, ENTERTAIN AND INSPIRE Take a look at the amazing talks, drop in sessions and exhibitions that are being showcased as part of ‘York Festival of Ideas’. Why not take your trainee to an event as part of a tutorial? York GPTS are helping to run …

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Look what’s happening in May – ideas for tutorials and places to visit

‘Artemisia’ visits Pocklington Group Practice From Monday 29 April 2019 until Saturday 11 May as part of a partnership with the charity, Paintings in Hospitals the self-portrait by the celebrated artist, Artemisia Gentileschi is on display at Pocklington Group Practice. There will be a number of opportunities for the general public to pop in and see …

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Opioids, Politics and Art

It’s not just social prescribing that is making political headlines. In February, US photographer and activist Nan Goldin brought the Guggenheim Museum in New York to a standstill by staging a protest against it accepting donations from the Sackler family who own the makers of OxyContin, the prescription painkiller at the centre of the US …

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Maintaining the Art of General Practice- Spring School 2019 Seminars

Impression, soleil levant Claude Monet 1872 Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris Image in the public domain Monet’s painting of sunrise reminds us of the potential each new day brings; dawn awakens all our senses. This particular painting tells another special story. It was first exhibited in Paris in 1874. At the last-minute Monet is believed to have …

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Review of 2018

2018 has been an exciting year; the NHS has officially recognised the potential benefit of using the Arts for Health and Wellbeing and the first GP Training Leadership Fellow in the Creative Arts for Health and Wellbeing has been granted funding. On a personal front it has been very satisfying to launch my website and …

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