Getting your care right when your GP surgery is closed
Your GP may ask you for your consent for them to complete "special notes" about your condition or circumstances, or an Anticipatory Care Plan which details specific instructions about treating your condition. This electronic document is uploaded securely so that it can be accessed by Out-Of-Hours doctors or nurses, or hospital doctors should you require Urgent Care or hospital admission.
This can also be a useful way of recording your wishes about your treatment, especially in palliative or end-of-life care. It may also record contact details of those who can make decisions for you when you are no longer able (including Power of Attorney).
If you would like specific information like this recorded and available to the Out-Of-Hours service of hospital doctors, please speak to your GP.