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 her. A Community Viewing Evening is scheduled for Wednesday 1 May, 6–8pm, and a Community Viewing Day on Saturday 11 May, 1.30–6pm.  The rare painting, 'Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria' (about 1615–17)  – acquired by the National Gallery, London in July 2018 – is undertaking a series of ‘visits’ to unusual and unexpected venues (not all of them galleries or museums) across the UK. The tour started at Glasgow Women’s Library (6–19 March) for International Women’s Day.

Read more about this exciting venture


Yesterday was International Workers’ Day

 The day originated in the US in the 19th century when the labour union movement rose up against unjust working conditions and demanded better pay, reasonable hours, and paid leave. We celebrate it in the UK on May Day Bank Holiday.

Why not take time in your next tutorial to consider your trainee's relationship with ‘work’.

What motivates your trainee to work, how might they might maintain their motivation, what can you do to support this?

You could use resources in the sections work and resilience ‘surviving and thriving in life and  work’.


Next week is Spring School

On Tuesday we will be looking at the subject of work, and how we can help our trainees to stay motivated throughout their careers.

On Wednesday and Thursday, we will be using the wonderful resources at The Yorkshire Sculpture Park and The Hepworth in Wakefield to consider these topics:

Sensory Loss

The Senses Rembrandt (1624)

Image in the public domain

What is the impact of sensory loss on people’s lives? We will use resources at the ‘Yorkshire Sculpture Park’ to consider this question and we will explore how the creative arts can be used to help a trainee understand the patient’s perspective of their world. 

Why not take your trainee to the YSP for their next tutorial?

Story Telling

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 anotherspecial story. It was first exhibited in Paris in 1874. At the last-minute Monet is believed to have included the word ‘impression’ in the painting’s title as he did not want the public to think the painting was unfinished. The painting credited with inspiring the name of the Impressionist movement and the exhibition renamed the ‘Exhibition of the Impressionists’.

Why do patients tell their medical history as a story? 

How can we encourage trainees to understand the importance of the patient’s story, and identify the relevant and important elements? 

We will use the resources at ‘The Hepworth’ to help explore this topic and discover how the creative arts can be used to facilitate learning in small group or a tutorial. 

Why not visit the Gallery with your trainee, use the resources on this website to help plan your visit?


If you are in York

Take a trip to the York Art Gallery to see the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 8 March to 14 July 2019

The Aesthetica Art Prize is an annual exhibition that invites audiences to explore, discover and engage with new ideas. It’s a great venue for a GP Trainee tutorial to explore their ideas about the wider world and take time to reflect on work and recharge.


If you are in London

Take a trip to the ‘Love and Angst’ exhibition at the British Museum, 11 April- 21 July 2019. Munch's work is an incredibly powerful catalyst for discussion about illness, death, anxiety and anguish.

 “We do not want pretty pictures to be hung on drawing-room walls. We want... an art that arrests and engages. An art of one’s innermost heart.” – Edvard Munch