Out of Hours
Training in an out of hours (OOH) setting remains an essential component of training for General Practice. By the end of training GP trainees should be fully competent to work unsupervised in a GP OOH setting and trainers will have to document this on the e-portfolio.
Local OOH providers will either present a session at the Introduction to GP Day that is held at the start of the 6 month GP placement or provide induction sessions at their premises. OOH providers covering the Bath patch are Medvivo, BDUC (Bath Doctors Urgent Care) and Devon Doctors (for the Somerset area).
GP trainees in ST2 GP must complete 36 hours in the 6 month attachment. Any registrars who have an extension of training must also do a pro-rata amount of time in out of hours during that attachment.
GP trainees are contracted to work at least 72 hours in an OOH setting during their ST3 year.
Don't leave it too long to get on with the out of hours and use a few night shifts to get hours under your belt. Try to sort out who will help you do OOH quite early on as it has taken a few months for some people and it is essential OOH is spaced out over the course of the placement.
OOH Session Log Sheet