Out Of Hours

Your are required to complete 36 hours of OOH training per 6 months GP post.

For example a training program with 12 months in general practice will require a minimum of 72 hours of OOH training and an 18 month post will require 108 hours minimum.


Sessions are considered to be 'out of hours' if they start after 6.30 in the evening and finish before 08.00 in the morning. The surgeries must be for non routine patients (i.e. prebooked appointments are not considered out of hours, so extended surgeries do not count as out of hours work).


During the out of hours sessions you should have a balance of telephone and face to face consultations. The Out of Hours sessions should be recorded in your out of hours log book. They will help you to achieve the required experience in 'Care of Acutely Ill People' area of the curriculum


Out of hours training is overseen by a clincal supervisor who takes the role of trainer for the out of hours session.