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BBT teaching and learning

The BBT Programme Director is Mary-Rose Shears who is both a GP trainer working in Seaford and an Associate Dean with responsibility for GP training throughout East Sussex.  If trainees have any queries or concerns about their placements or the integration of major and minor specialities, they should contact Mary-Rose (mshears@kss.hee.nhs.uk) in the first instance.


BBT Peer Learning Programme

The BBT Peer Learning Programme is a bi-monthly teaching programme for all BBT trainees. It is a good opportunity for BBT trainees to come together as a group for discussion, sharing of learning on the BBT programme and peer support. All BBT trainees are expected to attend all days.

The next date is Thursday 26 November 2015 at 08:45 to 17:00 at PGEC, Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath, RH16 4EX. The theme will be "Managing Multi-Morbidities."

The dates for the 2015-2016 Peer Learning Programme can be found in the "BBT Peer Learning Programme study days" document you can download from the "related documents" section at the bottom of this page. 

BBT administrators

The BBT administrators located in each acute trust’s postgraduate centre have been supporting the programme.  As the acute trust is the trainee’s employer for the duration of the BBT programme, the BBT administrator has an overview of the trainee placements.  The placements are organised to ensure trainees rotate through the 4 specialities as either a major or minor speciality in their first year.  The BBT administrator will be involved in the arrangements for the trainees experiencing their minor specialty as a block in December and April.

The BBT administrators are:

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust – Tracy Jollie, Tracy.Jollie@dvh.nhs.uk

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust –   Jayne Sparks, jayne.sparks@fhft.nhs.uk 

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust – Martine Ratcliffe, martine.ratcliffe@bsuh.nhs.uk

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – Vikki Bates, victoria.bates@sash.nhs.uk

Study Leave

The BBT programme supports the educational opportunities available to BBT trainees by providing the BBT peer learning programme and attendance at the relevant speciality training associated with each of the posts. Trainees must follow the Trust and HEKSS processes to apply for Study Leave approval and reimbursement of the study leave funding will be claimed via the employing Trust.

More information regarding the HEKSS study leave approval process can be found on the Educational approval for study leave form. You can download the form from the "related documents" section at the bottom of this page. 

Specialty Training Days

Trainees are encouraged to undertake the educational programme of the specialty they are in.

PLEAT Days like GPVTS are part of that specialty training so if the trainee doing Paediatrics has the opportunity to attend PLEAT and ensures they have booked the study leave for it (as these are regional days) they should attend.  In BBT2, when trainees have selected their exit speciality, they will be particularly encouraged to participate in the regional days for their exit speciality.  Trainees should identify the dates of the training days and book themselves in via the relevant website:

For Medicine:  http://kss.hee.nhs.uk/education-and-training/specialty/medicine/med-teachtrain-indrtd/

For Paediatrics:  http://kss.hee.nhs.uk/education-and-training/specialty/paeds/paeds-teachlearn-ind-rtd/

For Psychiatry:  http://kss.hee.nhs.uk/education-and-training/specialty/psych/psych-teachlearn/

For GP: Please contact your trust BBT administrator for GP training days.

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