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.

19 September 2023

Environmentally Sustainable General Practice

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.

22 November 2023

Making Safeguarding Personal Yet Practicable: Harnessing the Strength of the Primary Care MDT

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.

23 January 2024

Cardiometabollic Disease: – How can we best support our patients to live healthier longer lives?

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.

29 February 2024

Menopause Care: Past, Present and Future

Facilitator: Dr Gill Shields

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


  • 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.

27 March 2024

Enabling Wellbeing Support for Individuals & Teams

Facilitator: Dr Susie Hunt, supported by Dr Paula Newton

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

Book onto live event here

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 will be available here from:
06 March 2024

If you have any questions on the above, please email us at

Non-Training Hub PLT Offers:

ReSPECT for GP Practices

Live webinar training providing a comprehensive overview of ReSPECT.

View flyer   /   Booking link

Deep End Half Day Training

Offer to attend your virtual or face-to-face education time event to discuss the challenges and opportunities of addressing health inequalities within the deep end. We can also facilitate a session on undertaking a quality improvement (QI) project within your team.

View flyer

LIVE ‘Hot Topics’ Cancer from NB Medical fully funded by C&P ICB

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

Tuesday 19th September 2023
Wednesday 22nd November 2023

Each session will start at 2.30pm and finish at 5.45 pm with a 15-minute break. Single registration for both interactive webinars which we encourage you to join.

Access to the webinars is via the NB Dashboard. Attendance includes the course book, access to the online course book and webinar recordings on demand for 12 months.

For enrolment information and registration details: View flyer