protected learning time


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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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No-one has infinite protected learning time. Some staff have no formal time given, even for mandatory training.
Moreover, the standards state that the trainee practice teacher must be given at least 30 days' protected learning time during the preparation programme.

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