Out of Hours, Urgent, Unscheduled and Emergency Care

Out of Hours and Urgent Unscheduled and Emergency Care from August 2019

One of the requirements during GP training is to demonstrate your capabilities in urgent, unscheduled and emergency care.  This includes delivering safe patient care, demonstrating effective communication skills, maintaining continuity for patients and colleagues, co-ordinating across services and enabling patient self efficacy. 

The requirements for out of hours and urgent unscheduled care have recently changed and the attached document will explain in more detail what is required in order for you to demonstrate your capabilities within this curriculum area.

All trainees will need to add sufficient evidence of engagement with and performance of Urgent and Unscheduled care so that there is sufficient evidence for Clinical and Educational Supervisors to make a judgement of progression in this area during training and a judgement concerning competence in this area at the end of ST3. This should be in the form of Clinical Case Reviews and / or sharing of OOH session recording and feedback forms.

Significant OOH experiences, where learning has been demonstrated, should be recorded as a Clinical Case Review.

If you have a contractual requirement to complete OOH sessions / hours, a spreadsheet will need to be completed and uploaded to your ePortfolio under the Supporting Documentation heading so that it can be reviewed before the completion of training.  An example spreadsheet is available below:

You may wish to note relevant cases seen in the OOH setting for discussion with your Educational Supervisor using the form below: 

The following documents provides an explanation of Out of Hours and urgent unscheduled and emergency care:

 

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