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Training and Education Afternoons

Important Announcement: Training and Education dates for 2020/21

In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, we have taken the decision to hold a virtual training and education afternoons for the time being.  Out of Hours cover will be available to allow more staff to join.

With regard to future practice education afternoons will keep you appraised of any event changes.

Our dates for training and education afternoons are as below.


  • Wed 4 March - Dementia:  Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia - what should we do?
  • Thurs 2 April - CANCELLED
  • Wed 6 May - CANCELLED
  • Wed 10 June - CANCELLED 
  • Thurs 9 July - Virtual - Respiratory & Covid-19
  • Wed 12 August - PCN Development
  • Thurs 10 September - Safeguarding
  • Wed 7 October - Endocrinology
  • Thurs 12 November - Personal Wellbeing for Health Professionals in the face of Covid-19 using 10 Minute CBT
  • Wed 2 December - 


  • Wed 10 February 2021 (NOTE change of date) - End of Life care
  • Wed 10 Mar 2021
Usual afternoon sessions start 1pm for 2.15pm start, and finish by 6pm at the latest.

The monthly educational meetings in protected time are designed to bring at least some of your professional development back into the daytime.

Our aim is to provide you with high-quality learning and an opportunity to network with friends and colleagues, old and new.

Why attend? 

  • Consultant-led educational topics
  • Development workshop done in a speed-dating format in small groups
  • Direct feedback to the commissioners
  • Networking with colleagues
  • Fun and interactive
  • Prioritise education for the benefit of patients
  • Downloadable resources from the monthly events

We appreciate that a half day practice closure is not always feasible. However, if you cannot attend a particular event at Trinity Park, your practice can take advantage of part of the afternoon closure to do some in-house training. We also use the afternoon closures to support 'mandatory' training for your staff and arrange events as per our published timetables. 

After every training afternoon we ask for your feedback and your ideas. This is to help us in planning future training sessions that will be of greatest benefit. In 2019, we received some our most favourable feedback, thank you; you can read a summary of feedback for the whole of 2019. We continue to strive to provide high quality teaching.


If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please note that these events are NOT sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry: CCG Policy on relations with the pharmaceutical industry.

Shelley Hart
Email: shelleyhart@nhs.net

Mental Health Education

A series of FREE educational evenings on mental health and emotional wellbeing designed for primary care practitioners in Ipswich and east Suffolk.

We are pleased to be reinstating our evening education on a virtual online basis for the time being. Our first session covered Eating Disorders, which was a popular request from many of you who attended sessions in 2019.  The recording will be available online shortly.

To allow more people to benefit from this teaching, all sessions have been filmed. The videos are accessible to any primary care staff (with the relevant password) and are are great way of doing some online learning from home.  Resources from each session are also available online.

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