York Medical Group
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Location(s): » York Medical Group (Acomb) » Clifton Medical Practice » 32 Clifton
Trainer(s): » Mark Howson » Dylan Summers » Martin Block
York Medical Group is a large multi-sited long established Practice.
There are 43,667 patients, with a wide geographic and social spread, who attend 7 surgery sites around York. The main training surgery is at 32 Clifton just West of the city centre.
There are 16 partners and 12 salaried GPs.
The practice has 3 trainers – Mark Howson (who is due to retire shortly), Dylan Summers and Martin Block.
SystmOne is the practice clinical computer system, which is Windows-based and easy to learn. There is a YMG intranet which is used extensively, to supplement the weekly educational meetings. GP Specialist Trainees are encouraged to contribute to the development of the Practice by presenting their work on particular interest areas, as well as audit and significant events analysis.
The Practice is significantly involved in teaching at all levels, with HYMS years 2 and 4 as well as Foundation Year 2 Doctors. This generates a lively educational atmosphere. There are regular Practice social events to which all staff are invited.
Out of hours on call arrangements are through the service based at York Hospital, with the trainers able to act as clinical supervisors.
Trainees are encouraged to become fully involved in the practice.
Visit the website at: http://www.yorkmedicalgroup.nhs.uk”
Name: » Mark Howson
Mark has been working with us since November 2009 having finished the York vocational training scheme in 2008. He is a mature doctor having moved into medicine later in life. In his previous career he was a professor of solid state Physics. He is experienced in teaching and shares an interest in training. He also teaches the 4th year medical students.
Name: » Dylan Summers
Dylan is a salaried GP who started his general practice career in 2003. He became a trainer in 2017, and he is also involved in medical student teaching.
Apart from education, Dylan’s other favourite topics are psychology, ethics and philosophy as relating to medicine.
Name: » Martin Block
Martin joined YMG in 2018 following 14 years in Partnership in London. He has been a GP trainer since 2008 and really enjoys working with GP trainees. He has lots of experience teaching on the GP consultation (and has co-authored a book on how to pass the CSA exam) and alongside his work in York he continues to be a Programme Director for the Imperial GP Training Programme. Outside of his work he enjoys Music, Art and Film and loves incorporating any of these into his teaching when he gets the chance.