This four-part online evening course is presented by the Beds & Herts Faculty and is open to GP Trainees working towards their unscheduled care competencies and GPs wanting to start or return to out of hours work. Each session will last two-hours, providing an overview of key knowledge and skills required to undertake out of hours work.

You will identify the differences between out of hours work and daytime general practice, including, remote assessment, strategies to mitigate isolated decision-making, lack of continuity of care and limited access to the electronic medical record.

In the second of the four sessions, we will focus on sepsis/COVID-19, ethical dilemma, and organisational aspect.

Learning Objectives:

  • Update on current sepsis and COVID-19 guidelines
  • Learn how to use the decision-making tools in patient assessment including remote assessment, NEWS2, arranging safe conveyance, ambulance call categorisation  and prehospital sepsis management
  • Analyse examples of complex cases and develop decision-making strategies to support patient care and know when to escalate.
  • Understand the role and limitations of a GPs role, in dealing with ethically complex presentations
  • Update on DNACPR status
  • Review the development of the out of hours care structure and operating model
  • Understand the role of 111
  • Understand the risk presented by operating across a large geographical base
  • Improve note keeping skills
  • How to use the out of hours electronic medical record

Webinar Speaker:

Dr Adrian Richardson, Hertfordshire GP’s working in the Out of Hours and Urgent Care

Pricing per session:

  • AiT rate- £50.00
  • RCGP Member rate – £65.00
  • Non Member rate- £90.00