GP Protected Learning Time programme

The Protected Learning Time programme are monthly learning sessions primarily aimed at the General practice staff but where possible extending to the wider health and care workforce.

The primary aim of these sessions are to support workforce, through the facilitation of education, improve knowledge and working ways to deliver world class patient care. The agenda setting of these sessions are generated through the demand of the workforce, in the form of educational gaps and areas of developmental opportunities. Survey monkey has been conducted at the beginning of the year to determine areas and topics the workforce would like the CCG to focus on. The GP Care Group Education sub-committee discuss and agree on ways of balancing the demand of topics with the CCG and local health and wellbeing priorities.

Protected Learning

Expenses of closing surgeries to enable staff to attend the monthly protected learning time (PLT) sessions are covered by the GP Care Group CIC. The urgent care service receive telephone calls when surgeries are closed. Surgeries are required to notify the GP Care Group Education team in advance if they wish to request cover for a particular PLT session.

This year's central PLT sessions have been organised focusing on the multi-disciplinary workforce:

2023/24 DATES
Tuesday 18th April 2023
Clinical: Cancer Update
Click Here for Recording
Thursday 25th May 2023
Multi-disciplinary: P-Reset
HCA: Having MH conversations with LTC patients
Admin: Telephone/Online Triaging Training
Tuesday 13th June 2023
CKD/Renal Education Update
HCA: Diabetes Update & HCA Forum
Admin: Telephone/Online Triaging
Admin: Recall Process and APL Toolkit
Thursday 20th July 2023
Tower Hamlets Together Summer Fair 2023: Happy 75th Birthday NHS
Tuesday 22nd August 2023
Clinical: Asthma Online Module
Admin: Telephone/Online Triaging
Practice Management: Updating Your HR Skills
Thursday 14th September 2023
Clinical: Women’s Health
HCA: P-Reset Drugs and Alcohol Update
Admin: Total Triage (Cancelled)
Tuesday 10th October 2023
Clinical: ELFT Community Health Services
HCA Forum incl. Careers Workshop and Intro to Social Prescribing
Admin: Total Triage
Primary Care Management: Handling Difficult Encounters
Thursday 23rd November 2023
Multi-Disciplinary: The Future of Community Health Services – delivering in Localities and Neighbourhoods
Clinical: Neurodiversity Update (Autism & ADHD)
HCA: Wound Care
Practice Management: Leadership and Management Part 1
Tuesday 12th December 2023
PCN Together – Celebrating People & Success
Thursday 18th January 2024
Clinical: Child Healthy Weight
HCA: Diabetes Foot Check
Admin: Total Triage
Practice Management: Leadership and Management Part 2
Multi-Disciplinary: Let’s Talk About Race
Tuesday 6th February 2024
Clinical: Sexual and Reproductive Health
HCA: Asthma & Inhaler Techniques Update
Non-Clinical: You’re Welcome, Young People’s Rights and C-Card
Admin: Prescribing for Long-Term Conditions
2-Part Training for Practice Management: Handling Difficult Situations for Managers
Thursday 21st March 2024
Clinical: Paediatric Update
HCA: Blood Pressure Checks
Admin: Giving Out Normal Bloods
Multi-Disciplinary: Let’s Talk About Race
Thursday 18th July 2024
Tower Hamlets Together Summer Fair 2024