Village of Haddenham

Medical Centre Closed

Home » News » Medical Centre Closed
GP Training Cartoon

Haddenham Medical Centre will be closed on Wednesday afternoon, 17th July, for a Training Half-Day.

For those inclined to suspect this has more to do with the GPs' desire to improve their golfing handicap or to get over to Silverstone for a Track Day with their Porche, the truth is likely to disappoint!

As Dr Howcutt explained to a U3A meeting recently, Training sessions are part of an important process of continuing professional development, enabling staff to remain fully up-to-date in their knowledge and expertise. Some of the activities are dictated by governing authorities, while others are determined by the practice, and may involve visiting speakers or external advisors.

The precise nature of the Training Days will vary, of course, but might include any of the following:

  • Basic life support
  • Child protection
  • Fire safety
  • In-house learning on clinical topics
  • Discussions and reviews of "near misses" or of complaints and audits
  • Central commissioning/PCT meetings

So, next time you are feeling frustrated that a 'Closed for Training' session has made it a little more difficult to get an appointment with your local GP, rest assured that the staff are using the time to enhance their abilities to serve the patient population more effectively.

Future Training Sessions will be as follow:

  • Thursday 5th September
  • Wednesday 9th October
  • Thursday 21st November
  • Thursday 5th December
  • Wednesday 15th January 2014
  • Wednesday 12th February 2014
  • Thursday 6th March 2014

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Village Picture House_Jun21
Haddenham Webteam: Tue 11 May 2:00pm

The Village Picture House plans to reopen in a few weeks' time, providing that the Government confirms the expected easing in lockdown restrictions on 17th May.Our first screening is 42nd Street: The Musical on Thursday 3rd June — a lavish production of the legendary Broadway classic captured live at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. This will be followed at fortnightly intervals by the films...

Spring Trail 01
Haddenham Webteam: Tue 11 May 12:45pm

The PTA of Haddenham St Mary's CE School is holding a 'Spring Trail' from Saturday 22nd May — Sunday 6th June inclusive in order to raise funds for the school.Follow the trail around the village to collect the Spring symbols. Each symbol stands for a letter of the alphabet that spells a Springtime word.Click this link or scan the QR code to...

Museum Entry
Christina Jeffery: Mon 10 May 8:15am

After several months of closure Haddenham Museum is due to re-open on Sunday 23rd May, 2-4pm. It will be open the following Sunday too, and will also have a special bank holiday opening on Monday, May 31.In the meantime, because some of the stewards have had to give up helping at the museum, the trustees are looking for new stewards to man the museum for a couple of hours on Sunday afternoons...