This four-part online course is aimed at GP Trainees and GPs new to out of hours, working towards their urgent and unscheduled care competencies and GPs wanting to start or return to out of hours work. Each session will last 2 hours providing an overview of key knowledge and skills required to undertake out of hours work. Delegates must sign up to the four sessions separately to complete the course, however each part can be undertaken as a stand alone session. This course is very interactive and delegates are encouraged to keep their cameras on and ask questions throughout.

This course will explore some of the differences between out of hours work and daytime general practice, including remote assessment, decision-making, lack of continuity of care and limited access to the electronic medical record.

In part 1, we will focus on:

  • emergency work
  • safeguarding
  • complaints and personal safety

Learning Objectives:

  • review the latest emergency guidelines and how they apply to the out of hours setting
  • understand how emergencies might present, and early recognition and management
  • raise awareness of adult and child safeguarding policies
  • understand how safeguarding issues present in the out of hours setting
  • how to make a safeguarding referral
  • understanding out of hours risks and examples of complaints
  • techniques to mitigate risk
  • how to optimise your personal safety and safety of your colleagues
  • infection control and safety guidelines


AiT: £45.00
RCGP Members: £60.00
Non Members: £90.00

The registration links for part 2, 3 and 4 are listed below:

Effective out of hours training | part 2: COVID-19, Ethics, Organisational Aspects

1 March 2023

18:00 – 20:00

Effective out of hours training | part 3: laboratory results, palliative care and telephone triage

23 March 2023

18:00 – 20:00

Effective out of hours training | part 4 sepsis, mental health and challenging situations

30 March 2023

18:00 – 20:00