Protected Learning Time (PLT)

Training Hub PLT Sessions

C&P Training Hub recognise that some focused learning opportunities could be helpful for practices and PCNs during Protected Learning Time sessions. We will therefore be providing interactive learning sessions aimed at the whole practice team and developed for MDT learning from September.

Each of the Training Hub PLT sessions includes a live webinar, hosted by local topic specialists, together with an associated discussion guide for practices to facilitate a group learning session, and links to online resources and tools.

The sessions are designed to be accessed live and will also be recorded and available for a short period afterwards to support practices and PCNs who may already have plans for the scheduled dates. However we advise viewing these webinars by our local topic experts to introduce the topic and give local guidance and advice, prior to using the associated guides for further multi-disciplinary learning within your practice teams.

Practice facilitator & discussion guide and resources will be available 3 weeks prior to live PLT webinars.

Previous PLT sessions:

Facilitator: Dr James Smith

Live webinar via zoom: Tuesday 19 September 2023, 14:30-15:30

Overview: In this webinar Dr James Smith will describe our environmental impacts and the clinical and non-clinical actions which can be taken to reduce these. He will also describe the NHS targets and policies as relevant to general practice. On the clinical side, prescribing, and in particular inhalers, are a key area of action while on the non clinical side buildings, travel and procurement are all important.

The video recording, discussion guide and resources for this PLT session are available here.

Facilitator: Dr Liz Woodroffe, Safeguarding Lead at Lensfield Medical Practice

Live webinar via zoom: Wednesday 22 November 2023, 14:30-15:30

Overview: A peer-led webinar aimed at all members of the Primary Care Team (clinical and non-clinical) which will examine the inputs, processes and outputs of Primary Care safeguarding systems. Through case-based learning, we will consider how we can harness the strengths of our Primary Care multi-disciplinary team.

The video recording, slides, discussion guide and resources for this PLT session are available here.

Facilitator: Dr Jessica Randall-Carrick, ICS Clinical Lead for Diabetes & Obesity & Co-Lead for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention.

Live webinar via zoom: Tuesday 23 January 2024, 14:30-15:30

Overview: – How can we as a Practice best support our patients to live healthier longer lives? Although CVD & Diabetes affects so many of our patients, its management is getting increasingly complex. Offering personalised & holistic care of obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidaemia/QRISK & diabetes will require the combined efforts across all our practice & PCN staff – both medical & non-medical (or non-traditional) providers.

The video recording, slides, discussion guide and resources for this PLT session are available here.

Facilitator: Dr Gill Shields

Live webinar via zoom: Thursday 29 February 2024, 14:30-15:30

Overview:

  • Past – To understand where we are now we have to understand how we got here
    • Finer discussion on the WHI of 2002 and where the fear came from
  • Present – Hot topics regarding progesterone, testosterone prescribing and menopause care in post breast cancer women
  • Future – What does the future of women’s health look like and how can we improve it

The slides, discussion guide, resources and video recording for this PLT session are available here.

Facilitator: Dr Susie Hunt, supported by Dr Paula Newton

Live webinar via zoom: Wednesday 27 March 2024, 14:30-15:30

Overview: As we are all too well-aware, the NHS is under unprecedented pressure and GP teams are at the frontline with escalating demand and a shrinking workforce.

  • How can we reduce the impact of this on our own wellbeing and that of our colleagues?
  • How can we support one another in our practice teams and provide an environment where wellbeing is a priority?
  • How can we identify the risk of burnout and where can we reach out to in order to get help?
  • How do we acknowledge and address conflict within our teams, thus obtaining a better understanding of individuals’ points of view to enable us to work together effectively?

This session will aim to address some of these important issues, sharing practical tips and strategies that can help both individuals and teams.

The discussion guide and resources for this PLT session are available here

Upcoming PLT Sessions

The Training Hub will offer structured PLT sessions for the whole MDT in November, January, February and March on the topics below:

  • Chronic Disease and Substance misuse
  • Children’s Mental Health and Social Issues
  • Supporting Dementia and Local Services
  • Population Health: Tools and Opportunities

Each of the Training Hub PLT sessions includes a live webinar, hosted by local topic specialists, together with an associated discussion guide for practices to facilitate a group learning session, and links to online resources and tools.

Other CPTH training for PLT afternoons:

Keep on eye on the website for more:

18th June 24

Understanding blood tests for reception and admin staff – Book here

22nd October 2024

Tackling common winter coughs and how to avoid hospital admissions for Physician Associates – book soon

20th November 2024

Medical Terminology for reception and admin staff – book soon
Intro to Phlebotomy for HCAs – book soon

 

You can find suggestions for other training and events happening on PLT dates in our Training Calendar.

If you have any questions, please email us at candptraininghub@nhs.net

External PLT afternoon sessions:

GPC England Roadshow – If not now, when?

17th July 2024 | 14:00

Cambs LMC is hosting this regional GPC England Roadshow for local LMCs. This is a free event to be held on the afternoon of Wednesday 17 July at the Kingsgate Conference Centre in Peterborough and is open to all GPs, GPRs, Practice Managers and Nurses from all constituent practice teams across the region.

To find out more, click here

Cancer Speed Dating Masterclass

These webinars will take place on practice half closure days for C&P ICS to enable you to sign up and attend.

Tuesday 18 June 2024 | 14:00 – 18:00

IWM Duxford Conference Centre, Cambridge, CB22 4QR
For more information, click here

Thursday 19 September 2024 | 14:00 – 18:00

Delta Hotels by Marriott Peterborough, Peterborough Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6GB
For more information, click here

You are invited to register and attend this event towards the Network Contract DES 2024/25 PCN requirements reviewing cancer referral practice in collaboration with partners and working to improve early diagnosis.

This session will start promptly at 14:30 with 6-10 Primary Care Clinicians sitting at a table and 1-2 Consultants from each cancer speciality who will rotate across all tables for an interactive discussion allowing all clinicians who make referrals for suspected cancer to ask questions and consultants to air issues. A bell will go every 20 minutes and the Consultants will rotate tables. There will be a facilitator making notes.