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Protected Learning Time (PLT)

All members of the Practice take part in the Protected Learning Time Initiative. This means that the Practice will be closed on one afternoon on a regular basis for training purposes. During this time patients will be advised to telephone the NHS 111 service for emergency medical advice.

More information on this service can be found by clicking on the following link:

PLT Dates for 2020

  • Weds 15th January 2020
  • Weds 12th February 2020
  • Weds 11th March 2020
  • Weds 22nd April 2020
  • Weds 13th May 2020
  • Weds 17th June 2020
  • Weds 15th July 2020
  • Weds 5th August 2020
  • Weds 16th September 2020
  • Weds 28th October 2020
  • Weds 11th November 2020


Regulated Studies

Sometimes you may be asked to take part in a study involving old or new medications. These studies are run to enhance the quality of the treatments available to you and others and will only be undertaken if you likely to benefit from the treatment in the study. The studies are strictly controlled, having been sanctioned by both regional and local ethical committees. They run in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki and the guidelines of the association of British Pharmaceutical Industries. This will be fully explained to you. Please do not feel apprehensive if you approached to take part in a study. You have every right to refuse without fear of giving of giving offence or incurring any detriment to the care offered to you.


Medical Students

The Practice is committed to the training of new doctors. Medical students from the University of Leicester Medical School will often, as part of their training, be based at the Practice. You may be asked for your permission to have a student present during your consultation with the doctor. They may also wish to video the consultation when undergoing an assessment. This will be explained to you when booking the appointment and you have a right to decline. The Practice is very grateful for your assistance whilst training our future doctors.


GP Training Practice

Linden Medical Centre is also a GP Registrar training practice. GP Registrars are fully qualified doctors who are undertaking additional training to become General Practitioners. They may stay at the Practice for up to 18 months. As with the Medical Students, some consultations will form part of their assessment and will need to be videoed with your permission. If you do not want to take part in this please inform the receptionist again when making the appointment.



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