Out Of Hours
The RCGP curriculum states that you should 'include a sufficient number of hours to be both competent and confident in dealing with urgent care.'
There is therefore no specified number of hours to be undertaken.
Health Education England West Midlands suggests the following criteria –
The Educational Supervisor will still be ultimately responsible for advising the RCGP and ARCP that they deem their trainee to be competent across the range of general practice including urgent and unscheduled care and out of hours work. Evidence might include –
Record of sessions undertaken, and reflection on learning experiences; they must be accompanied by CS feedback and ES comments in learning log.
Key definitions (RCGP Feb. 2019)
Out of Hours: Between 18.30 and 08.00 on weekdays; 18.30 Friday to 08.00 Mondays including Bank Holidays.
Urgent Care: Clinical care provided for illnesses or injuries which require prompt attention but are not typically serious enough to require the services of an emergency department
Emergency Care: Care that requires immediate response to the time-critical care of serious or life-threatening symptoms.