As part of your training you can undertake a clinical session within extended hours – if available. Extended hours are not offered by all local surgeries. These sessions usually happen on certain weekdays in the evening and/or on Saturday mornings. If you work one if these session you must of course be supervised and supported in the same way you would be during core opening hours. The clinical session undertaken in extended hours would replace a clinical session undertaken in core hours.
It is important to ensure that the structure of the working (and teaching) week remains compliant with Working Time Directive regulations. The clinical session undertaken during extended opening hours does not count towards the required number of Out Of Hours sessions. The number of clinical sessions undertaken in extended hours by a GPStR should not exceed the number undertaken by a partner within the practice.