Do I need to record External Shifts in Managed Practices or Out of Hours (OOH)?

The NWSSP Reference guide explains the scenarios around which shifts need recording, for example Managed Practices or OOH shifts.

 

How far back do we need to enter shifts for?

The grace period for the GMPI changes ran until the 1st February 2021, any shifts worked after this date need to be entered.

 

Does the record of a shift times need to be perfect - what if I had to stay later than booked to finish the patient list?

Please see the last question in the GMPI Guideline FAQs

 

Can I just tell you I haven't done any shifts?

As entering External Shifts, or No Shifts Worked Confirmations directly relate to Medical Indemnity cover of work undertaken, the GPWales team cannot do anything on your behalf. Click the links for help with entering External Shifts or No Shifts Worked Confirmations.

 

Do I have to enter shifts before they happen to be covered?

No, you can add shift records retrospectively if you prefer, see the fourth question in the GMPI Guideline FAQs. Note shifts are recorded as 'Late Submissions' if entered for a shift over 28 days ago, but are still recorded for GMPI purposes.

 

I'm not expecting to work any locum shifts for a while, can I update the record in advance?

You could request a sabbatical from AWLR from NWSSP, or request withdrawal if you don't intend to Locum in the foreseeable future. No Shifts Worked Confirmations are only enterable after the end of the week.