Training closure dates (one 1/2 day (Weds afternoon) per month except during the months of August and December)

Please see the 10 half day afternoon dates, which the practice is closed for training from April 2020 to March 2021


(Time for Audit, Research, Guidelines, Education and Training)

The aim of TARGET is to provide a co-ordinated approach to the delivery of Continuing Professional Development for primary care staff and GPs.

TARGET is an initiative originally established in November 2000 to provide protected learning time for General Practitioners and practice-employed staff across the whole district.

TARGET enables practices to close for ten afternoons during the year – every month excluding August and December.  On call cover is provided by NHS 111.

TARGET event topics are chosen following a consultation with all local primary care clinicians, nursing staff and practice managers from across the district.

The dates of the 10 TARGET afternoons are as listed below:-


Wednesday 22 April 2020

Wednesday 13 May 2020

Wednesday 17 June 2020

Wednesday 15 July 2020

Wednesday 19 August 2020 (additional date for 2020 only)

Wednesday 16 September 2020

Wednesday 14 October 2020

Wednesday 11 November 2020

Wednesday 13 January 2021

Wednesday 24 February 2021

Wednesday 17 March 2021

On the above dates, both the Main (Crofton) and Branch (Sharlston) surgeries will close at 12 noon and re-open the following morning at 8.00am. Should you require attention whilst the surgery is closed, please dial 999 for a medical emergency or 111 for other medical attention that you feel cannot wait until the following morning. Thank you

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