The practice is required under the terms of the latest GP contract to allocate all patients a named accountable GP. This is purely an administrative exercise in order that patients can have a named responsible GP should they require them.
- For convenience your named accountable GP will be the named doctor you are registered with. If you wish to be told the name of your accountable GP, please ask the receptionists when you are next in the surgery.
Please note: there is no need to telephone the practice for this information.
- If you need input from a variety of health professionals, then you can discuss these with the named GP if you wish. Alternatively you can discuss these with any of the other doctors. Having a named GP does not prevent you seeing any other doctor in the practice. Your named GP will not be available at all times and if your needs are urgent, you may need to discuss them with an alternative doctor.
Every patient at the practice has a named GP – this is usually the GP you see most frequently.