Practices can opt out of providing 24-hour care to their patients. The care is subsequently sub contracted to an alternative provider via your Primary Care Commissioner.

In Doncaster, the current OOH care provider is FCMS.

The out-of-hours period in Doncaster is defined as from 6:00pm to 8:00am on weekdays, and the whole of weekends, bank holidays and public holidays.

In 2020/21, practices which opt out of out-of-hours services will lose 4.77% (£4.82 2019/20) of their global sum funding.