protected learning time

protected learning time

A period time allocated for learning activities which are not meant to be interrupted by clinical duties. In some localities in the UK, GP practices close for half a day each month for training.
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We don't have time to do appraisals or reviews, sadly no-one seems to mind * The KSF handbook is just too complicated, plus we were waiting for job evaluations and the electronic staff record to get finished, so it still hasn't happened here * On my team, we each have monthly meetings with our manager, and a longer one every six months * I've not had any learning on or off the job for years, we don't even complete mandatory stuff * We share team objectives, if we need training we try to agree so it gets done somehow * In our organisation we get protected learning time, but we are so busy no-one takes it * What's the KSF?
The successful candidates are provided with protected learning time, mentorship and career development advice while consolidating their clinical skills.
Moreover, the standards state that the trainee practice teacher must be given at least 30 days' protected learning time during the preparation programme.