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3 July 2019 PLT

On 3 July 2019 we held the second Protected Learning Time event. 

We were pleased to see over 250 health professionals at the event and we extend our thanks to all of you for making it a successful event.

Please find the presentations and handouts in the table below.

Opening presentation

Dr Nigel Wells, Clinical Chair, NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group welcomes the delegates

Dr Warren Larkin, Consultant Clinical Psychologist presents on Addressing Childhood Adversity in Professional Practice

Click here to view the presentation from Dr Nigel Wells and Dr Warren Larkin



Workshop title



Back pain – management and analgesia. Presented by Emily Dervey, Team Manager MSK ESP, Rheumatology, Pain and Pelvic Health Therapies; and Dr Peter Hall, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Back pain presentation


Building a suicide safer community. Presented by Andy Chapman, Suicide Prevention Lead, City of York Council and Sheila Fletcher, Commissioning Specialist, NHS Vale of York CCG.

Building a suicide safer community presentation


Digital engagement session. Presented by Michael Rudd, North Yorkshire County Council.

Digital engagement presentation


Individuals with fertility problems: Assessment and advice in primary care and local referral pathways. Presented by Cath Hayden, Consultant gynaecologist and fertility specialist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

IVF - part one by Cath Hayden

IVF - part two

IVF - part three. Counselling services


Straight to test (STT) fast track Colorectal Pathway and Anaemia. Presented by Mr Praminthra Chitsabesan, Colorectal Surgeon and Lead for York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Humber Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, and Dr James Turvill, Consultant Gastroenterologist at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

STT - Dr P Chitsebesan's presentation

Faecal calprotectin - Dr James Turvill's presentation

Suspected colorectal cancer referal form



Requesting and interpreting liver function tests and other biochemistry tests. Presented by Dr Lucy Turner, Hepatology Research Fellow and Alison Jones, Consultant Clinical Biochemist, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

LTFs - Lucy Turner's presentation

Interpreting Lab Results Alison Jones' presentation


Lessons and tips from the Coroner – how to get it right. Presented by

Abigail Combes, Head of Legal and Governance, NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group.

No presentation given - this was an interactive workshop


Prescribing safety. Presented by Presented by: Laura Angus, Strategic Lead Pharmacist and NICE Medicines and Prescribing Associate, Faisal Majothi, Senior Pharmacist, Jamal Hussain, Senior Pharmacist. From NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group.

Prescribing safety presentation

Top ten prescribing errors hand out


Paediatrics: An update for clinicians who refer children to the acute paediatric services. Presented by Gemma Barnes, Paediatric Consultant at York Hospital (Lead for the Children’s Assessment Unit)



Safeguarding: An overview of Perinatal Mental Health and why Motherhood can be Dangerous, and prescribing to women of childbearing potential. Presented by Anna Kilsby, Consultant in Perinatal Mental Health, Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.

PNMH presentation


Wound care and treatment options update: Two part workshop aimed at HCAs. Presented by The Tissue Viability Nursing Team, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.


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