Event Overview

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 (Wednesday 22 February 2023, Wednesday 1 March 2023, Thursday 23 March 2023 and Thursday 30 March 2023) 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 2, we will focus on:

  1. sepsis/COVID-19
  2. ethical dilemmas
  3. organisational aspects

Learning Objectives:

  1. update on current sepsis and COVID-19 management in OOH’s
  2. decision-making tools in patient assessment including remote assessment, NEWS2, arranging safe conveyance, ambulance call categorisation and prehospital sepsis management
  3. consider examples of complex presentations and develop decision-making strategies to support patient care
  4. understand the GP’s role and limitations dealing with ethically complex presentations
  5. overview of the out of hours care structure and the role of 111
  6. understand the risks of operating across a large geographical base
  7. note keeping skills in the out of hours electronic medical record


AiT:                         £45.00

RCGP Members:   £60.00

Non Members:       £90.00

The registration links for part 1, 3 and 4 are listed below:

Effective out of hours training | part 1: Emergency Work, Safeguarding, Complaints & Safety

22 Feb 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