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 4, we will focus on:

  1. mental health
  2. learning disabilities presentations
  3. challenging conversations/situations.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Assessing mental health in out of hours
  2. what does and does not require out of hours assessment
  3. when and how to escalate care
  4. An approach to:
    1. frequent callers
    2. drug addiction
    3. failed disposition and negotiating a management plan
    4. clinical complexity
    5. memory problems and the poor historian


AiT: £45.00

RCGP Members: £60.00

Non Members: £90.00


The registration links for part 1, 2 and 3 are listed below:

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

Tuesday 25 June 2024

18:00 – 20:00

Register here

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

Tuesday 9 July 2024

18:00 – 20:00

Register here

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

Tuesday 23 July 2024

18:00 – 20:00

Register here