Communication C14

To assess a patient clinically, in OPD and elsewhere, in particular to:




Learning Outcome

  • Ensure adequate intra-departmental communication to ensure efficient service provision especially with respect to planned and un-planned leave and on-call work.
  • Recognise the importance of planning annual, study and duty leave with sufficient notice.
  • Follow relevant departmental protocols in the event of un-planned leave.
  • Ensure adequate communication when responsibility for patients is handed over.
  • Make yourself available if at all possible, in the interests of patient safety, in the event of unpredictable and unavoidable absences of colleagues.
  • Plan your return to work after significant absence, complying with GMC and local guidance.


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Feedback likely from: medical staff, Allied Health Professional (nurse, optometrist, orthoptists), secretarial and clerical staff

Target Year of Achievement

Year 1 (annual review)

Related Learning Outcomes


  • Ensure your full involvement with colleagues in the planning of rotas and other clinical duties.
  • Recognise the importance of leave for yourself and colleagues; vital for your health and the safety of your patients.


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