The public will all be aware of the vital need for GPs to keep up to date with the latest developments in medicine in their endeavour to provide the highest quality of care to patients. In order to assist with their education and development, the GPs, in liaison with the Department of Health, are continuing to take part in a quarterly Education Session. It gives GPs the opportunity to meet together, to share good practice, and to learn new skills.
The next GP Education Session will be held on the afternoon of Tuesday 24 September 2013.
Each of the Island’s GP Practices will remain open that afternoon for patients who wish, for example, to make appointments, collect test results or order repeat prescriptions. Practice Nurses will be working as usual. Provision has been made for any patient who is in need of urgent GP attention to be seen by an on-call GP in a similar way to out of hours cover. Any patient needing urgent attention should telephone their usual GP practice in the first instance.
Patients are asked to support this important initiative by only contacting their surgery to consult with a doctor during the afternoon of the 24 September if they have an urgent need that cannot wait until the following morning.