This Section is designed for healthcare professionals and GP Practice staff.

For public information, please visit the Brighton and Hove CCG public home page.

Protected Learning Scheme (PLS)

The Protected Learning Scheme (PLS) enables practice colleagues to take an afternoon to receive updates and training, by prioviding cover for practice services. 

Some PLS events are held in-house, enabling each practice to focus on training needs and updates that are of most benefit to them.  Others are held externally at an event organised by the CCG.

In the table below you can find a guide to the PLS.

You can also find Template Evaluation Forms for use at In-house and External PLS Events

Future PLS dates



  • Wednesday 3 April 2019


  • Thursday 16 May 2019


  • Saturday 6 July 2019

    External( Hot Topics) 

  • Wednesday 17 July 2019 


  • Thursday 19 September 2019


  • Wednesday 20 November 2019


  • Wednesday 5 February 2020


Arranging Cover for PLS Events

If your surgery or branch surgery is normally closed on the afternoon that the PLS is taking place, please confirm that you do not require cover.

Practice answerphones should direct patients to 111 in the first instance on the afternoon of PLS events. Cover is provided from 12:30-18:30

Previous PLS Events and Resources

You can find resources from previous PLS events by following the link below

In-House Protected Learning Scheme Evaluation Form Template

The In-House Protected Learning Scheme Evaluation Form Template is for use by practice colleagues

If you have any questions about this document, please contact us

Protected Learning Scheme Guide

The Protected Learning Scheme Guide is for use by practice colleagues.

If you have any questions about this document, please contact us