It has been reported back that, on occasion, duty GPs have left the Service prior to the next GP arriving on site for their duty.

This can leave the Service short-handed for a period and whilst everyone is keen to finish their duty on time, the workload of the Service needs to be taken into consideration.

Of course the answer would be for all GPs to arrive on site on time for their duty start time but we realise that there may be rare exceptions when an in-coming might be delayed.

Also, when an in-coming duty GP fails to arrive on site and it is necessary to activate the Standby duty GP then it may take some time for the Standby GP to arrive on site and the out-going duty GP should remain on duty until the Standby arrives.

The duty fee of the delayed GP will be amended as appropriate.

Please remember the above when leaving your duty and take it into consideration