The Primary Care Training Centre has been training members of the primary care team since 1996, when we started out as the Diabetes Training Centre. Since that time, when we employed just one person (who is still with us today!) and held workshops in a local hotel, the number of courses we offer has expanded dramatically, and we now hold most workshops at Crow Trees, our grade II listed building in Idle, Bradford.
We listen to our students and those who commission education with us. Many of our courses have been developed at their request. Many other training organisations have switched to e-Learning, and we have developed our own electronic packs. Our eDLP allows students to create a virtual scrapbook, in which they can store highlighted sections from the pack, make their own notes or even attach a virtual “post-it” note. There’s a dashboard with easy access to any part of the pack, and an interactive glossary which shows a definition for key words in the text, and much, much more. Students who complete the course will be able to pay a small annual subscription to receive continual access with rolling updates.
Linda has been a nurse for more years than she likes to admit to! Whilst working as a Practice Nurse in the 1990s she became interested in the type of education being delivered to the Primary Care team. This interest led to the development of the Primary Care Training Centre. Sixteen years on, the Training Centre is a nationally known educational establishment and fills most of Linda’s time where she is Clinical Director. She does however keep her feet firmly grounded in primary care by working one day a week in a very busy GP practice as a diabetes specialist practice nurse. Linda is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Manjit qualified in 1993 from Dundee. Initially he followed a career in psychiatry before becoming a GP. He moved to Leeds in 1998 and has worked as a GP since then. He has been a tutor in diabetes for the Primary Care Training Centre since 2004. Manjit has been actively involved in the development of practice based commissioning groups which have been super seeded by Clinical Commissioning Groups since the introduction of the Integrated Health and Social Care Act. He is Clinical Director for NHS Leeds North CCG and is the lead clinician for mental health including dementia.
Judith trained as a General Nurse before doing Midwifery and then returning to medical nursing in hospital. She found how much she enjoyed teaching students and qualified as a Nurse Tutor, teaching at Kings College Hospital in London. There she developed a love for diabetes before diagnosing herself with the disease! After having her first child she was asked to set up Practice Nursing in a local GP surgery and quickly started gathering patients with diabetes in her clinics. She was one of the first students to complete the PCTC Diabetes Course in 1996 and since then has been teaching with the PCTC while continuing to run diabetes clinics in the same GP surgery. Her own diabetes has travelled through twice daily injections to four times daily, and in 2000 she was lucky enough to get an insulin pump.
The Primary Care Training Centre offers Distance Learning Courses and Study Days, available to book online for healthcare professionals and allied staff in the UK. Some courses are available as either accredited or CPD certified. You can find out what this means to you
We make it easy to organise training. We come to you and we guarantee improvements in patient care and outcomes. Please contact the Primary Care Training Centre to discuss how we can assist you with your healthcare training needs in the UK.
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