Out of Hours

Out of Hours

Examples of this service that have been commissioned locally are available on the PSNC online services database.

Tools and publications which may be useful to support the commissioning of this service can be found on the Service development tools and publications hub.


Template service specification

Out of Hours template service specification (Microsoft Word)

Out of Hours template service specification (PDF)

Above is a nationally negotiated template service specification (developed and agreed by PSNC, the Department of Health and NHS Employers). LPCs and contractors are able to negotiate to provide services in accordance with this specification where a local need for the service is determined. Alternatively LPCs, contractors or the service commissioner are free to develop their own local services in response to identified needs.

Related resources

PSNC and NHS England worked together in 2014 to review the commissioning of out of hours (rota) services. The results of this collaborative working can be viewed by LPC members by logging into the LPC Resources Centre on the PSNC website.


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