Clinical competencies are maintained through regular clinical practice. It is therefore recommended that doctors working in urgent care maintain a minimum number of clinical hours to maintain recertification.
- Fellows should complete 600 hours of relevant clinical work per triennium
- Registrars must complete a minimum of 400 hours per year during training.
Fellows may claim clinical hours when working in an accredited urgent care facility, accredited training facility, emergency departments, and may also claim hours when providing urgent care services but in a non-urgent care facility using this form.
If you are not able to meet the urgent care clinical hours requirement, consider following the alternative clinical recertification pathway.
Clinical hours go towards annual requirements (400 hours per year) training programme requirements (3000 hours).
Clinical hours for registrars are completed in approved training facilities.
Registrars working in RNZCUC-approved urgent care clinics that are NOT approved as training facilities may be able to claim some clinical hours, but you MUST gain Director of Clinical Training approval beforehand.
Registrars should read the Fellowship Regulations for full information about the criteria for acceptance of hours for Fellowship.