out-of-hours period

out-of-hours period

Any period of work in the UK over and above hours of the normal working day: for a GP, the OOH period is between 6:30 p.m. (1830) and 8 a.m. (0800); for hospital consultants (specialists), it depends on the department’s workflow.
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To provide proactive care for patients who are identified by their in-hours GP, Integrated Care Team (ICT), Care Home or Paediatric Specialist as requiring follow-up/home visit during the out-of-hours period to ensure timely care and help avoid a hospital admission.
The report found the system 'particularly disjointed' during the out-of-hours period.
Amanda Simpson, a senior nurse clinician at Fazakerley hospital, has been teaching medical staff in Hong Kong how best to provide medical cover in the out-of-hours period.
One of the biggest increases involved parents bringing in children with respiratory conditions -the most common problem seen by GPs in the out-of-hours period, the authors said.
A spokesman for the Department of Health said: "The Department of Health remains fully committed to ensuring that patients in both urban and rural areas continue to have access to high quality care throughout the out-of-hours period.
The deciding factor in whether to measure an analyte in the emergency out-of-hours period is whether the result will affect the immediate clinical management.
Only a very small quantity of controlled drugs is stocked at any IJC24 location at any one time and it is vitally important that this medicine is available to us in the out-of-hours period.
But Jill Galvani,its Hospital at Night project leader, said:``The hospital is a much safer place for patients during the out-of-hours period.
During out-of-hours periods, you can also dial 111, the NHS's non-emergency number, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can provide medical advice and advise you on the best local service for your needs.