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    Hi everyone,
    I'm afraid I can't understand the meaning of out-of hours shifts.

    Patients have died in Britain because British MPs failed to ensure foreign
    doctors working out-of-hours shifts can speak English properly

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    ¿Tal vez se trate de horas extra? Mejor dicho, hablando de médicos, "guardias"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mariacecilia
    ¿Tal vez se trate de horas extra? Mejor dicho, hablando de médicos, "guardias"...
    GRACIAS MARIACECELIA,

    PERO MEDICO DE GUARDIA CREO ES ALGO COMO TO BE ON DUTY, A LO LARGO DEL PARRAFO REPITE MUCHAS VECES OUT- OF HOURS Y CON OTROS SUSTANTIVOS.
    LUEGO VOY A POSTEAR LOS EJEMPLOS.

    GRACIAS ANYWAY.

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    Saludos Diego!

    Yes, if you can post the other examples of "out of hours" maybe we can figure it out.
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    HI VICENTE AND MARIACECILIA

    THIS IS THE CONTEXT WHERE THE PHRASE APPEARS. NOW THAT I'VE GONE OVER THEM, IT SEEMS TO MEAN "EXTRA SHIFTS, EXTRA HOURS"
    WHAT DO YOU THINK?

    Patients have died in Britain because British MPs failed to ensure foreign
    doctors working out-of-hours shifts can speak English properly

    The Commons Health select committee also poured scorn on the Government for agreeing to GPs’ demands for a lucrative contract which makes it too easy for them to opt out of responsibility for out-of-hours care. This has forced the NHS to bring in doctors from abroad.


    An inquest in February criticised the current out-of-hours arrangements
    following the death of 70-year-old patient David Gray in Cambridgeshire in 2008

    Steve Field said there should be a wider look at emergency care, including A&E services, out-of-hours medical provisions
    and GP services. Patient safety must always take priority over the free movement of labour

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    Hola Diego:

    I'm still not sure about this. Out of hours could mean "non-scheduled" hours. In the US we refer to regularly scheduled hours (or shifts). So an out of hours shift might mean working during hours other than a regular shift which, in effect could be "extra hours".
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    OK, I queried "out of hours" and it seems that it refers to doctors who perform services outside normal office hours such as evenings and weekends. So the phrase means "outside of normal hours" I think.

    At first I was thinking about hospitals who have 24 hour or round the clock shifts but I now think this is referring to doctors offices and clinics who keep normal hours of operation, such as 8AM to 5PM and anything outside those hours is "out of hour"
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    You could also refer to it as "on call " ... which is probably the best description and is a more familiar term in the US.

    "On call" is a term we use to describe a person who is off regular duty but is available to be called to perform duties at night and on weekends.
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    Vicente,

    That's Ok. I Got The Idea. Work Done After Doctors' Duty Is Over.

    Thanks A Lot

    Thanks Mariacelicia Also! You Were Right!

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