protected teaching

protected teaching

A UK term of art for teaching activities for doctors and other health professionals which are not meant to be interrupted by clinical duties.
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The deanery (Health Education North East) and the training and support teams within the hospitals have been very supportive and encouraging, with lots of protected teaching time and great tuition and supervision.
The vast majority of the CPTs identified that heavy clinical caseloads and a lack of protected teaching time were the factors causing most dissatisfaction, along with working over contracted hours to ensure all duties were fulfilled.
We have been piloting a tripartite agreement between the trainee, the consultant and the health board so that the consultant and the trainee gets protected teaching time every week - that's an important step forward for us and something that isn't being done anywhere else in the UK.