What is it like to do OOH?

Get to the INDUCTION and ensure you get your logon and password for the rota ASAP

Shifts available:  Base - triage; Base - clinics; mobile

Locations include:  Denton, UHSM, CMFT, Ashton, Oldham

Opportunity to be observed directly with immediate feedback

Unique situations: deaths; palliative care; home visits with driver etc

Think of you patient management as a GP and how it affects OOH service management

See as many people yourself as you can ....this is better for learning and development

Good acute management experience

Get to know other services available for patients - locally, city wide and communicate well

CHALLENGES

Ensure you aim for equal numbers of mobile and base sihifts - this varies with each centre

Can be difficult to book - get in early and space them out

Out of Hours link:   http://www.nwpgmd.nhs.uk/general-practice/out-hours

Contact details

Information Officer (Go To Doc Urgent Care)

The Forum, 2 Tameside Business Park, Denton, Manchester M34 3QS

Office Hours:  08.00 am - 04.00 pm

Direct line tel:  0161 934 2802 (please note no answer phone facility)

Office tel: 0161 336 3252    

Office fax: 0161 336 3009