Urgent and Unsheduled Care
Urgent and unscheduled care requirements for MRCGP
The RCGP curriculum and the supporting guidance document on urgent and unscheduled care do not specify the number of hours needed to meet the required Clinical Management core capability, nor a specific number of log entries. However, it is stated that “whilst it is recognised that knowledge and skills needed to develop urgent and unscheduled capabilities may be gained “in hours” and in varying secondary / community / urgent care services there remain particular features more likely encountered in a primary care urgent care setting that require specific educational focus. Thus, to gain experience of, for example, working in isolation and with relative lack of supporting services GP specialty trainees will need significant opportunities to develop these capabilities in Out of Hours Services / primary care based urgent /unscheduled care provider organisations.”
It is the responsibility of the individual trainee, in discussion with their Educational Supervisor, to ensure that they have sufficient experience across a range of settings including OOH services to be able to meet the required capabilities described above. It is the responsibility of the Educational Supervisor to ensure that they are satisfied that these capabilities have been met before signing off the final Educational Supervisor Report (ESR).