Patients will notice that once a month Larksfield Surgery shuts for the afternoon for training purposes. This is called a PLZ afternoon. PLZ stands for Protected Learning Zone and is commissioned by Bedfordshire CCG. It is mandatory that every surgery in the Ivel Valley area is required to take part. This ensures that all staff members are up to date on training this includes all Doctors and nurses. When Larksfield Surgery shut for training, NHS 111 take over from 2pm.
The dates for 2019/20 are now as follows: