'Practice Professional Development Plans': general practitioners' perspectives on proposed changes in general practice education

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Authors: Pitts, J., Curtis, A., While, R. and Holloway, I.

Journal: Br J Gen Pract

Volume: 49

Issue: 449

Pages: 959-962

ISSN: 0960-1643

BACKGROUND: The Chief Medical Officer has presented a report proposing a change in general practitioners' education towards a 'Practice Professional Development Plan', which, in principle, is based around formal needs assessment, practice-based learning in areas identified by those involved, and with the potential for multi-professional learning. This aims to replace the present system of a financial allowance earned by attending a certain amount of educational activity. AIM: To study the opinions of a group of general practitioners attending a course that included workshops that introduced and considered this educational initiative. METHOD: Semi-structured interviews four weeks after the course. RESULTS: Educational benefits were clearly seen, while issues such as funding and time will present difficulties in implementation. CONCLUSIONS: This proposal was seen as an improvement to the existing postgraduate educational allowance system. To maintain enthusiasm, successful introduction will depend on the issues of support and resources.

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Authors: Pitts, J., Curtis, A., While, R. and Holloway, I.

Journal: BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE

Volume: 49

Issue: 449

Pages: 959-962

ISSN: 0960-1643

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Authors: Pitts, J., Curtis, A., While, R. and Holloway, I.

Journal: The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners

Volume: 49

Issue: 449

Pages: 959-962

eISSN: 1478-5242

ISSN: 0960-1643

BACKGROUND: The Chief Medical Officer has presented a report proposing a change in general practitioners' education towards a 'Practice Professional Development Plan', which, in principle, is based around formal needs assessment, practice-based learning in areas identified by those involved, and with the potential for multi-professional learning. This aims to replace the present system of a financial allowance earned by attending a certain amount of educational activity. AIM: To study the opinions of a group of general practitioners attending a course that included workshops that introduced and considered this educational initiative. METHOD: Semi-structured interviews four weeks after the course. RESULTS: Educational benefits were clearly seen, while issues such as funding and time will present difficulties in implementation. CONCLUSIONS: This proposal was seen as an improvement to the existing postgraduate educational allowance system. To maintain enthusiasm, successful introduction will depend on the issues of support and resources.

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