Out of Hours

Out of Hours (OOH)

You are expected to undertake OOH sessions to develop your experience in Urgent and Unscheduled Care (UUC). You will receive an OOH induction before you are able to book these shifts.  Michelle Thompson michelle.thompson@dhuhealthcare.nhs.uk  is the Clinical/Training Co-ordinator for OOH and will facilitate your OOH induction and provide login details which will allow you to book shifts.

While there is technically no minimum number of hours you have to do there are 5 competency areas that must be evidenced from OOH entries on your ePortfolio (see below links for how to access these forms to evidence your experience). 

It is therefore recommended that trainees aim to obtain at least 72 hours experience in OOH shifts over their 3 years of training so that they are able to provide enough evidence that they are proficient in these competency areas. 

Less than 55 hours of OOH experience over the 3 years of training puts trainees at significant risk of not having enough evidence for their ES to grade their trainee as competent for licensing by the end of ST3. 

It is vital that you remember to take your doctors bag and equipment with you to all OOH sessions – your base GP practice will provide you with this equipment.

When OOH sessions are booked/undertaken, the time that you spend in this setting should be reimbursed by your base GP practice by having these hours taken out of a normal clinical working day. You should therefore inform your GP practice of any upcoming OOH sessions that you have booked so that you can arrange to have this time taken out of your clinical hours. You should aim to have this time reimbursed within 2 weeks of the relevant OOH shift. 

OOH sessions should be factored into your working time regulations.

The following links and resources should provide all the information that you need in regards booking and documenting your OOH shifts

UUC Passport

UUC ESR Summary

UUC Record Sheet

UUC Record Sheet (Printable)

https://derbyshirehealthunited.rotamasterweb.co.uk/  - login homepage for booking shifts (you will get login details after your OOH induction)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0-iSV8mo1A&feature=youtu.be - explanation video for UUC requirements 

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