Our support to you

We really value the opportunity afforded to Northamptonshire GP practice staff of having dedicate protected learning time. PLT creates an opportunity for healthcare professionals to learn about new clinical developments, get updates to guidance and best practice whilst sharing experience and knowledge with colleagues.

Our aim is to provide you with a programme of countywide PLT events designed around your needs and your feedback.

The sessions provided contribute towards your CPD and improve patient care and their quality of experience.


20th March 2024 PLT Details

We will be running 3 PLT's again this month.

Clinical PLT for AHP's, Nurses, HCA's and other clinical healthcare staff

1pm - 1:15 Training Hub update

1:15 Katie Owles “lets talk Perinatal” One in five mums experience perinatal mental illness but only 50% are identified. I aim to talk about identifying patients with different perinatal mental illnesses and how we can support these people with better outcomes. We will discuss local resources, referral pathways and medication.


15:15 – 15:45 Michelle Martin Mental Capacity Act refresher

15:45-16:00 Jennifer Dean Palliative Care Prescribing Aid update


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Non Clinical PLT

1:30 - 2pm - Discussion about where we go with the Non-Clinical PLT day for the next year. Interactive discussion to understand topics required and how we accomodate everyone


2pm – 4pm - The training Hub will be hosting a discussion about.apprenticeships and how there is significant investment in this area as a way to develop careers.

  • Our Apprenticeships team will discuss how to access a Non-Clinical apprenticeship, what types of apprenticeships are available and how to access the funding
  • Our Digital Manager, Craig Buck will discuss his experiences to date with the Data Analyst apprenticeship that he is currently undertaking. Including the demand on his time, on the job training 
  • We will be using MentiMeter during the session to capture feedback anonymously.


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GP PLT - Hosted by Dr Jamie Green

ReSPECT Training – Protected Learning Time Session

Wednesday 20 March 2024 – 13.00-16.30 via Microsoft Teams

 13.00-13.15   Set Up and Joining Time

13.15-14.15 – Introduction and Overview to the ReSPECT Journey and wider palliative care, and why we are adopting the ReSPECT plan as a county.

Lead: Tom Wood, Clinical Lead, Resuscitation Council UK

14.15-15.00 - The Northamptonshire Care Record (NCR) and the ReSPECT form. Including a demonstration on how to fill out the electronic version.

Lead: Matthew Hutton and Katie Distefano

15.00-15.15 - Break

15.15-15.45 - Mental Capacity Act refresher

Lead: Michelle Martin

15.45-16.00 – Palliative Care Prescribing Aid update

Lead: Dr Jennifer Dean, Long Buckby Practice

16.00-16.15 - Marie Curie Referral Criteria and Process update

Lead: Rebecca Warren

16.15-16.30 - Rainbows SPOC update

Lead: Karen Parsons

Time after 16.30 – Opportunity for colleagues to complete either the Tier 1 (Awareness) or Tier 2 (Authorship) module of Respect e-learning using the eLFH or ESR platform.


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Who do I contact?

Mel Mullin

Practice Educator looks after all things clinical and non clinical PLT related.

Email Mel

Craig Buck

Looks after Registration, content requests for all PLTs

Email Craig

Dr Jamie Green

ICB representative looks after all things GP PLT related

Email Jamie

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