Evaluating the impact on practice of a west of Berkshire protected learning time initiative in primary care

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Abstract:

WHAT IS ALREADY KNOWN IN THIS AREA

• Research indicates that Protected Learning Time (PLT) events in primary care enable professionals to network and share ideas.

• A variety of educational techniques have been shown to improve performance of individual practitioners in other settings.

• Beyond one-off examples, there is little published evidence that PLT helps to improve practice.

WHAT THIS WORK ADDS

• It describes a range of ways in which PLT has impacted on practice at the level of the individual, the team and the wider organisation.

• It highlights the main benefits of large event PLT according to participants at a Berkshire initiative. The benefits include increased awareness of services, increased understanding of illnesses and improved treatment.

SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH

• Do large PLT events have different outcomes from practice-based PLT?

• How does PLT impact on the development of a learning culture?

• How can large learning events best meet the needs of different groups of professionals?

• What impact, if any, does the closure of surgeries for PLT have on use of out-of-hours services or subsequent workload?

Keywords: EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT; EVALUATION; GENERAL PRACTICE; GENERAL PRACTITIONERS; PRIMARY CARE

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: July 1, 2006

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