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Primary care staff to share learning and development during Protected Learning Time event

Local GPs and primary care staff in the Vale of York are continuing their programme of peer-led development with virtual shared learning and professional development sessions on Thursday 22 April 2021.

Taking place on a local basis, GP practices will come together for discussions that have been influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination programme. The sessions will focus on staff resilience, wellbeing and emerging priorities.

The event will take place from 12:30-6pm and during this time local patients will continue to receive the care they need from their local practice. Vocare, the local out of hours GP provider, will supply clinical cover to practices who are taking part in learning and development.

Dr Nigel Wells, Clinical Chair of NHS Vale of York CCG, said: “We recognise that Protected Learning Time sessions are a valuable event for colleagues to take time away from practice to share and learn which is why we are keen to keep the momentum going now more than ever.”

Protected Learning Time events are peer-led sessions for GPs, Registered Nurses, Health Care Assistants, Allied Health Professionals and Physician Associates from across the Vale of York. They provide an opportunity to learn about new clinical developments, updates to national guidance and best practice, whilst also sharing their own experience and knowledge.

The events usually take place four times a year and provided face-to-face, but have been moved online to continue to provide opportunities for learning and development during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Information about how this event will affect GP surgeries can be found on their websites, social media channels and telephone messaging systems. Patients can contact Vocare on 0300 123 0762.

Click here to find out more about the series of Protected Learning Time events.

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