New Northdoc website supports GP in Out of Hours setting

The new Northdoc website is designed to provide support for GPs in the D Doc Out of Hours setting.

The information is as simple as “Things to remember on your D Doc” shift to guidelines on more complex areas such as Mental Health issues, drug seeking behaviour, paediatrics and Anti-biotic prescribing. There is a section on Special Patient Groups such as the Traveling Community,, Victims of assault, child abuse, pregnancy related issues, unaccompanied children and much more.

The site provides a handy A to Z of its content and a search option by subject.

Links to useful GP sites, poisons information, Medical council, ICGP, Statutory forms (Mental Health). HSE, MIMS, Univadis, Dermet, and GP notebook.

There are useful section in “Avoiding complaints”, “Informational outcomes” and a host of similar headings.

The site was designed for it to be easy to give on the job feedback to Northdoc via an on online feedback form that generates emails directly to the CEO and Medical Director. There is also easy access to the Northdoc roster website.

There is a public version of the site as well which gives basic information about the service but does not allow access to the GP area of the site.