CPD provision in primary care keeps on delivering
Over the challenges of the past 18 months Practice Based Small Group Learning (PBSGL) has continued to provide opportunities for professional development and peer support in primary care. This is some of the feedback highlighted in the 2020 Practice Based Small Group Learning (Scotland): Annual Report.
PBSGL is part of NES’s GP Continuous Professional Development (CPD) provision for General Practitioners, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and nurses working in General Practice/Primary Care. It is an innovative approach to CPD that originated in Canada and has grown rapidly in Scotland over the last fifteen plus years.
In the year ending December 2020 the total membership of qualified professionals and GP trainees increased by 3% compared to 2019. The rise was largely from pharmacy, General Practice nurses and GP trainees.
Over 40% of all GPs in Scotland are now involved in PBSGL with significant growth in the Pharmacy and Nursing professions in recent years.
Other highlights include:
- 90 new facilitators trained during 2020
- 10 modules produced since February 2020
- a further 8 modules in various stages of production
- 4 new modules planned for 2021/22 based on member feedback from the annual survey
- joint working with Health Education Improvement Wales
To find out more read the Practice Based Small Group Learning (PBSGL) Scotland: Annual Report
May, 31 2021